Red Sox pitcher John Lackey is Monday’s Player of the Day. Lackey pitched seven innings, allowing two hits and one run, in the 14-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Ian Desmond of the Nationals is National League Player of the Day. Desmond homered and went 5-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-2 win over the Rockies.
Adam Jones of the Orioles is American League Batter of the Day. Jones homered twice and drove in four runs in the 4-2 win over the Angels.
Notable: White Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to 15th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Sale (7IP 1R 8K W in the 3-1 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season. He is in ninth place in Box-Toppers points among AL pitchers.
Lackey receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Desmond receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Jones receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
All of Monday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|MLB||6.0||Red Sox||John Lackey (W, 11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||0||3|
|NL||5.0||Nationals||Ian Desmond SS||5||3||5||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||White Sox||Chris Sale (W, 9-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||1||8|
|5.0||Brewers||Wily Peralta (W, 11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||5|
|4.1||Mariners||Roenis Elias (W, 8-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||5||1||1||2||8|
|BAT||4.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||4||2||2||4||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Giants||George Kontos (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||Dodgers||Adrian Gonzalez 1B||3||1||3||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Josh Willingham LF||3||2||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||`Tigers||Joba Chamberlain (H, 20)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Rangers||Geovany Soto C||3||1||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.