Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is Thursday’s Player of the Day, while Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rises to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Stroman pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven, in the 8-0 win over the Red Sox.
Scherzer rises from third to regain second place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Scherzer (7IP 11K W in the 6-4 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 17.1 for the season. He remains top American League pitcher, ahead of second-place Felix Hernandez of the Mariners (13.8). He is only 1.0 Box-Toppers point away from his total at the end of last season, 18.1, when he led all AL players.
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is National League Player of the Day. Hamels struck out 10 over eight innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Giants.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Marlins is NL Batter of the Day. Saltalamacchia went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the 3-2 win over the Braves.
There was no AL Batter of the Day Thursday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Stroman receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hamels receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Saltalamacchia receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.
All of Thursday’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 Thursday, 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||11.0||Blue Jays||Marcus Stroman (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||2||7|
|NL||9.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 5-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||1||1||1||10|
|9.0||Padres||Tyson Ross (W, 9-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||1||11|
|7.0||Athletics||Jeff Samardzija (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|7.0||Brewers||Matt Garza (W, 7-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||1||1||1||4|
|5.0||Orioles||Wei-Yin Chen (W, 11-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||3|
|5.0||Tigers||Max Scherzer (W, 12-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||3||3||1||11|
|3.0||Yankees||Brandon McCarthy (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||2||5|
|3.0||White Sox||Jake Petricka (S, 5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||1.0||Marlins||Jarrod Saltalamacchia C||4||1||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.