Orioles pitcher Bud Norris is Monday’s Player of the Day. Norris struck out five over seven innings in the 8-2 win over the White Sox.
Of all eight players earning Player of the Game honors Monday, Norris has the highest Box-Toppers points total for the season. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season and ranks 101st among all players.
Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams is National League Player of the Day. Williams gave up one run over seven innings in the 4-1 win over the Mariners.
Erik Kratz of the Royals is American League Batter of the Day. Kratz hit two solo home runs in the 6-4 win over the Twins.
Jason Heyward of the Braves is NL Batter of the Day. Heyward homered and went 3-for-4, driving in two runs, in the 7-3 win over the Pirates.
Norris receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Williams receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Kratz and Heyward 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, 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||5.0||Orioles||Bud Norris (W, 11-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||2||0||5|
|BAT||4.0||Royals||Erik Kratz PH, C||2||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||3.0||Phillies||Jerome Williams (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||3||4|
|3.0||Cubs||Kyle Hendricks (W, 5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||3|
|BAT||2.0||Braves||Jason Heyward RF||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Angels||Kole Calhoun RF||2||2||2||0||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cardinals||Jhonny Peralta SS||5||1||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Nationals||Wilson Ramos C||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|