Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is Wednesday’s Player of the Day, while Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner rises to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Cobb pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 10 in the 3-0 win over the Cardinals.
Bumgarner rose from third to second place in season Box-Toppers player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out six in the 3-1 win over the Phillies. Bumgarner earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 16.2 for the season. He trails only overall Box-Toppers leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who has 18.1 points.
Yoenis Cespedes of the Athletics is American League Batter of the Day. Cespedes homered twice and drove in five runs in the 9-7 win over the Astros.
Mark Reynolds of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Reynolds homered twice and went 3-for-4, driving in three runs, in the 5-1 win over the Reds.
Cobb receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Bumgarner receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Cespedes and Reynolds each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Wednesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Box-Toppers watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Wednesday, click here
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||12.0||Rays||Alex Cobb (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||0||10|
|NL||9.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W, 12-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||0||6|
|7.1||Rockies||Jorge De La Rosa (W, 11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||8||2||1||0||11|
|6.1||Braves||Ervin Santana (W, 9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||6||1||1||3||10|
|BAT||5.0||Athletics||Yoenis Cespedes LF||4||2||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.1||Mets||Bartolo Colon (W, 9-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||3||2||2||1||5|
|BAT||4.0||Brewers||Mark Reynolds 1B||4||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||Jered Weaver (W, 11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||2||0||6|
|3.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera 3B||4||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Pirates||Travis Snider LF||3||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Anthony Swarzak (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||1||1||1||3|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Jose Bautista 1B||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Padres||Tommy Medica 1B||5||1||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Yankees||Francisco Cervelli C||2||1||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.