Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis is Tuesday’s Player of the Day, while three other pitchers improve their standing in Box-Toppers player rankings after each earns Player of the Game honors.
Lewis pitched a complete game shutout and struck out seven in the 16-0 win over the White Sox.
Three pitchers in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings also earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday: Johnny Cueto of the Reds, David Price of the Tigers and Felix Hernandez of the Mariners (see the updated top 10 player list on the home page):
• Cueto maintained his fourth place spot in player rankings. Cueto (CG 2R 6K W in the 9-2 win over the Indians) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.4 for the season. He ranks third among National League pitchers.
• Price, pitching in his first game since being traded from the Rays, rose from eighth to fifth place in player rankings. Price (8.2IP 3R 10K ND in the 4-3, 12-inning win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.1 for the season. He ranks second among American League pitchers. Price also matches his previous season-high total for Box-Toppers points—he also earned 15.1 in 2011.
• Hernandez rises from 10th to seventh in player rankings. Hernandez (8IP R 8K W in the 4-2 win over the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.8 for the season. He is in third place among AL pitchers. Hernandez had a Box-Toppers game score of 9.0, the same as Colby Lewis. However, Lewis won overall Player of the Day honors because he had more innings pitched than Hernandez—nine vs. eight.
Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo is NL Player of the Day. Bastardo pitched two innings of middle relief, allowing no runs and striking out six (earning no decision), in the 2-1 win over the Astros.
Daniel Murphy of the Mets is NL Batter of the Day. Murphy tripled and went 3-for-4, scoring a run and driving in two more, in the 6-1 win over the Nationals.
Delmon Young of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Young went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in a run, in the 9-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Lewis receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Bastardo receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Murphy and Young each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday’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 Tuesday, 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||Rangers||Colby Lewis (W, 8-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||6||0||0||1||7|
|9.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 12-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|6.0||Royals||Danny Duffy (W, 6-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|5.0||Twins||Phil Hughes (W, 11-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||7||1||1||1||9|
|4.0||Reds||Johnny Cueto (W, 13-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||5||2||2||2||6|
|4.0||Cardinals||Pat Neshek (W, 5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Dodgers||Kenley Jansen (W, 2-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||2.0||Mets||Daniel Murphy 2B||4||1||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Brewers||Carlos Gomez CF||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Orioles||Delmon Young DH||3||2||2||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Carlos Villanueva (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Athletics||Sean Doolittle (S, 17)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Marlins||Garrett Jones 1B||2||1||2||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.