Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Petit struck out nine over six innings, allowing one run, in the 4-1 win over the Rockies.
Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is American League Player of the Day. Carrasco struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 3-2 win over the White Sox. Carrasco has the highest Box-Toppers point total of all nine players who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. Earning 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, Carrasco has 6.7 points for the season, ranking 89th among all players and 34th among AL pitchers.
Jordan Schafer of the Twins is AL Batter of the Day. Schafer doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-5, 10-inning win over the Royals.
No player earned National League Batter of the Day because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Petit receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Carrasco receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Schafer receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
All of Thursday’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||9.0||Giants||Yusmeiro Petit (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||0||9|
|8.0||Reds||Dylan Axelrod (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||0||0||3||8|
|AL||6.2||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||1||1||1||7|
|6.0||Braves||Mike Minor (W, 6-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||5|
|BAT||4.0||Twins||Jordan Schafer LF||5||2||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Astros||Jason Castro C||3||1||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||Orioles||Andrew Miller (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Angels||Fernando Salas (W, 5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Tigers||Bryan Holaday PR, DH||0||1||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|