Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Wednesday’s Player of the Day, while Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright scored to maintain his ninth-place spot in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Carrasco pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout, striking out 12 and walking one, in the 2-0 win over the Astros. Carrasco becomes the 51st player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.7 for the season. He ranks 45th among all players and 23rd among American League pitchers.
Wainwright earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday to remain in ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Wainwright (CG 0R 7H 7K W in the 2-0 win over the Brewers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 17.0 for the season. He ranks fourth among National League pitchers.
Justin Morneau of the Rockies is NL Player of the Day. Morneau homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in six runs, in the 16-2 win over the Dodgers.
Steve Pearce of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Pearce hit two home runs, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs, in the 6-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Notables: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels rose to 26th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Hamels (7IP R 9K W in the 5-2 win over the Padres) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.4 for the season. He ranks ninth among NL pitchers.
Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek rose to 51st place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Cishek (1IP 0R K Sv in the 4-3 win over the Mets) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. He ranks 22nd among NL pitchers and is the 52nd player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Carrasco receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Morneau receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Pearce receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
All of Wednesday’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||18.0||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||0||0||1||12|
|10.0||Angels||C.J. Wilson (W, 13-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||3||7|
|NL||7.0||Rockies||Justin Morneau 1B||4||2||3||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||Cardinals||Adam Wainwright (W, 19-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||7||0||0||2||7|
|7.0||Royals||Yordano Ventura (W, 13-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||7|
|6.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 9-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||1||9|
|6.0||Braves||Alex Wood (W, 11-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||1||8|
|BAT||5.0||Orioles||Steve Pearce RF, 1B||3||2||2||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Danny Santana CF||5||3||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Giants||Brandon Crawford SS||4||2||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Pirates||Ike Davis 1B||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||Rangers||Robbie Ross Jr. (W, 3-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Yankees||Brandon McCarthy (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||1||4|
|2.0||Cubs||Kyle Hendricks (W, 7-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||0||4|
|2.0||Marlins||Steve Cishek (S, 37)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|