Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison is Saturday’s Player of the Day, while White Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Hutchison pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out nine, in the 2-0 win over the Yankees. Hutchison earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.0 for the season. He ranks 18th among all players and 10th among American League pitchers.
Sale rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Sale (7IP 13K W in the 6-3 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.7 for the season. He ranks fifth among AL pitchers.
Giants pitcher Jake Peavy is National League Player of the Day. Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before giving up a one-out single. He pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just the one hit and striking out eight, in the 3-1 win over the Brewers.
Matt Holliday of the Cardinals is NL Batter of the Day. Holliday hit two home runs and drove in five runs in the 13-2 win over the Cubs.
Ian Kinsler of the Tigers is AL Batter of the Day. Kinsler went 3-for-5, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 8-4 win over the White Sox.
Notable: Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg rose to 15th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. Strasburg (7.2IP R 8K W in the 3-1 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.7 for the season. He ranks sixth among NL pitchers.
Hutchison receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Peavy receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Holliday and Kinsler 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.
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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||13.0||Blue Jays||Drew Hutchison (W, 9-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||2||9|
|NL||11.2||Giants||Jake Peavy (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||1||0||0||3||8|
|10.0||Astros||Scott Feldman (W, 8-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||1||5|
|10.0||Rays||Jake Odorizzi (W, 10-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||3||7|
|7.2||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W, 11-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||1||1||0||8|
|BAT||6.0||Cardinals||Matt Holliday LF||3||2||2||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||White Sox||Chris Sale (W, 11-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||3||3||2||13|
|5.0||Rockies||Tyler Matzek (W, 4-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||3||4|
|4.0||Marlins||Jarred Cosart (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||0||0||1||5|
|3.0||Orioles||Zach Britton (S, 30)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.1||`Pirates||Vance Worley (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||3||2||1||2||4|
|BAT||2.0||Tigers||Ian Kinsler 2B||5||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Logan Watkins RF||3||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Phillies||Ryan Howard 1B||4||1||1||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.