Royals pitcher James Shields is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. Shields pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Tigers.
Shields earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.7 for the season. He ranks 16th among all players and 10th among American League pitchers.
Braves pitcher Aaron Harang is National League Player of the Day. Harang struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 6-2 win over the Nationals.
Brian McCann of the Yankees is AL Batter of the Day. McCann homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-5 win over the Rays.
Matt Clark of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Clark homered and went 1-for-2, driving in two runs, in the 4-1 win over the Marlins. This was Clark’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,411th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. He made his Major League debut Sept. 2 and was playing in his sixth game.
Notable: Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison rises to 13th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Day honors Wednesday. Hutchison (6.1IP R 10K W in the 11-1 win over the Cubs) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.0 for the season. He ranks eighth among AL pitchers.
Shields receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Harang receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. McCann and Clark each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Wednesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
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||12.0||Royals||James Shields (W, 14-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||1||8|
|9.1||Blue Jays||Drew Hutchison (W, 10-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||1||1||1||10|
|NL||9.0||Braves||Aaron Harang (W, 11-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||0||0||9|
|7.0||Dodgers||Dan Haren (W, 13-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||5|
|6.0||Orioles||Wei-Yin Chen (W, 15-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||4|
|5.1||Mets||Rafael Montero (W, 1-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||3||0||0||4||7|
|BAT||4.0||Yankees||Brian McCann C||3||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`Astros||Darin Downs (H, 10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|3.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S, 32)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Brewers||Matt Clark 1B||2||1||1||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Angels||Efren Navarro PH||1||0||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||`White Sox||Chris Bassitt||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||2||5|
|2.0||Pirates||Mark Melancon (S, 28)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Tigers||J.D. Martinez LF||3||1||1||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.