Rays pitcher Drew Smyly is Monday’s Player of the Day, while Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Smyly pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 7-0 win over the Rangers.
Hernandez rose from eighth to fifth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Hernandez (7IP R 8K W in the 11-1 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.8 for the season. He ranks second among American League pitchers, behind only Max Scherzer of the Tigers (18.1 Box-Toppers points).
Travis Snider of the Pirates is National League Player of the Day. Snider hit two home runs and doubled, going 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 11-6 win over the Tigers.
Nelson Cruz of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Cruz homered and went 2-for-2, driving in three runs, in the 11-3 win over the Yankees.
Smyly receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Snider receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Cruz receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
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||10.2||Rays||Drew Smyly (W, 7-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||0||0||3||9|
|10.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 13-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||8|
|NL||5.0||Pirates||Travis Snider LF||5||3||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Brewers||Yovani Gallardo (W, 7-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||6|
|5.0||Padres||Nick Vincent (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Marlins||Giancarlo Stanton RF||3||2||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Orioles||Nelson Cruz LF||2||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dodgers||Kevin Correia (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|3.0||Royals||Kelvin Herrera (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Mets||Anthony Recker C||4||1||1||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|