Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is Wednesday’s Player of the Day and rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings, while two other pitchers also improved their standing in the player ranking top 10 list.
Kluber pitched a complete game shutout, allowing three hits and striking out eight, in the 2-0 win over the Mariners. Kluber earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.4 for the season, rising to ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) He ranks fourth among American League pitchers.
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer bolstered his second place standing in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Scherzer (7IP 1R 6K W in the 7-2 win over the White Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 18.1 for the season. He extends his lead among AL pitchers (second-place David Price of the Rays has 14.1 Box-Toppers points). He also matches his career-high season total of 18.1 Box-Toppers points from 2013 with two months to go in the season. Last year, his 18.1 points led all American League players.
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, Wednesday’s National League Player of the Day, rises to sixth in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Greinke struck out 13 over eight innings, allowing one run, in the 3-2 win over the Braves. Greinke did not earn the win because after he left game, the Braves tied the game 2-2 in the ninth inning, before the Dodgers won in the bottom of the 10th. Greinke earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points, giving him 13.8 for the season. He is in fourth place among NL pitchers.
Jedd Gyorko of the Padres is NL Batter of the Day. Gyorko homered and doubled, going 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-1 win over the Cardinals.
Dioner Navarro of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Navarro went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs in the 6-1 win over the Red Sox.
Kluber receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Greinke receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Gyorko and Navarro 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||14.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W, 11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||0||8|
|7.0||Nationals||Tanner Roark (W, 11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||7|
|7.0||Brewers||Yovani Gallardo (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||5|
|5.0||Astros||Dallas Keuchel (W, 10-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||1||1||3||5|
|5.0||Tigers||Max Scherzer (W, 13-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||4.0||Padres||Jedd Gyorko 2B||5||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Daniel Murphy 2B||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`Royals||Wade Davis (H, 19)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Blue Jays||Dioner Navarro C||4||0||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Giants||Gregor Blanco CF||3||0||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rangers||Neftali Feliz (S, 3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Dbacks||Didi Gregorius SS||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Rockies||Rob Scahill (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.