Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is Saturday’s Player of the Day. Zimmermann pitched seven shutout innings and struck out eight in the 11-0 win over the Phillies.
Zimmermann earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.0 for the season. He ranks 28th among all players and 14th among National League pitchers.
Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello is American League Player of the Day. Porcello struck out 10 over eight innings, allowing two runs, in the 11-5 win over the Rockies.
Chris Carter of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Carter homered and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 8-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Kolten Wong of the Cardinals is NL Batter of the Day. Wong homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 9-7 win over the Brewers.
Zimmermann receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Porcello receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Carter and Wong each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Saturday’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 Saturday, 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||10.0||Nationals||Jordan Zimmermann (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||0||8|
|AL||7.0||Tigers||Rick Porcello (W, 13-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||2||10|
|5.1||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||2||2||1||7|
|4.1||Yankees||Shawn Kelley (W, 2-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||Astros||Chris Carter DH||4||3||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Cardinals||Kolten Wong 2B||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Hanley Ramirez SS||5||2||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Pirates||Josh Harrison 2B||4||3||3||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rays||Brandon Guyer LF||2||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||Mariners||Dominic Leone (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Twins||Trevor Plouffe 3B||5||1||4||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Athletics||Jonny Gomes LF||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.