Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Tuesday’s Player of the Day. deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 11 in the 8-3 win over the Braves.
Twins pitcher Phil Hughes is American League Player of the Day. Hughes pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 2-0 win over the Mariners. Hughes earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 8.4 points for the season, moving up to 26th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Domonic Brown of the Phillies is National League Batter of the Day. Brown homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 9-7 win over the Brewers.
Michael Brantley of the Indians is AL Batter of the Day. Brantley homered and hit two doubles, driving in three runs, in the 5-3 win over the Yankees.
deGrom receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hughes receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Brown and Brantley each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday’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 Tuesday, 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||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 2-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||0||0||0||11|
|AL||7.1||Twins||Phil Hughes (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||8||0||0||0||8|
|7.0||Blue Jays||R.A. Dickey (W, 7-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||5|
|6.0||Athletics||Sonny Gray (W, 9-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||1||8|
|BAT||4.0||Phillies||Domonic Brown LF||3||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Indians||Michael Brantley CF||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||Rajai Davis LF||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||White Sox||Conor Gillaspie 3B||4||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||Rockies||Franklin Morales (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||4||1||1||3||6|
|2.0||Cardinals||Kolten Wong 2B||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Astros||Chris Carter DH||4||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Steve Cishek (S, 20)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.2||Rays||Brad Boxberger (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Reds||Chris Heisey LF||3||1||3||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.