Braves pitcher Ervin Santana is Monday’s Player of the Day. Santana pitched eight shutout innings and struck out 11 in the 2-0 win over the Padres.
Santana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.0 for the season. He is the 21st player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points and ranks 21st in Box-Toppers player rankings. He ranks ninth among National League pitchers.
Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey is American League Player of the Day. Dickey struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 14-1 win over the Red Sox.
Travis d’Arnaud of the Mets is NL Batter of the Day. d’Arnaud hit a three-run homer and two doubles, going 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, in the 7-1 win over the Phillies.
Chris Carter of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Carter hit a three-run homer and scored twice in the 7-3 win over the Athletics.
Notable: Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish rose to 12th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Darvish (7IP 8K W in the 4-2 win over the Yankees) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.4 for the season. He ranks eighth among AL pitchers.
Santana receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Dickey receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. d’Arnaud and Carter each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Monday’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 Monday, 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||14.0||Braves||Ervin Santana (W, 10-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||0||11|
|AL||11.0||Blue Jays||R.A. Dickey (W, 9-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||10|
|7.0||Pirates||Vance Worley (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||1||3|
|7.0||Rays||Jake Odorizzi (W, 7-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||5|
|5.0||Cubs||Tsuyoshi Wada (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||4.0||Mets||Travis d`Arnaud C||4||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Astros||Chris Carter DH||3||2||1||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Mike Dunn (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Rangers||Yu Darvish (W, 10-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||9||2||2||1||8|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.