Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, who pitched the first six innings in a combined no-hitter, is Monday’s Player of the Day.
Hamels pitched six no-hit innings, allowing no runs, walking five and striking out seven, in the 7-0 win over the Braves. The other three Phillies pitchers who combined for the no-hitter were Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon.
Hamels earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season. He becomes the 40th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He ranks 25th among all players and ninth among National League pitchers. Hamels has now earned 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points in each of the nine years of his career.
Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel is American League Player of the Day. Hammel allowed one run over eight innings, striking out five, in the 6-1 win over the Mariners. Hammel earned 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, his first points earned since being traded from the Cubs, giving him 10.4 for the season. He becomes the 41st player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He ranks 40th among all players and 19th among AL pitchers.
Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers is AL Batter of the Day. Cabrera hit two home runs, going 4-for-5, scoring four times and driving in three runs, in the 12-1 win over the Indians. Cabrera becomes the 42nd player this season to earn 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 10.0 for the season. He ranks 41st among all players and second among AL batters, behind Jose Abreu of the White Sox (15.5 Box-Toppers points). In 2013, Cabrera led AL batters with 16.9 Box-Toppers points.
Josh Rutledge of the Rockies is NL Batter of the Day. Rutledge went 3-for-3, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 10-9 win over the Giants.
Notable: Rays pitcher Drew Smyly rose to 21st place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Smyly (5.2IP 7K ND in the 4-3 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.4 for the season. He ranks 13th among AL pitchers.
Hamels receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hammel receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Cabrera and Rutledge each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Monday’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, 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||8.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 8-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||0||0||0||5||7|
|AL||7.0||Athletics||Jason Hammel (W, 2-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||6.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera DH||5||4||4||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.1||Cubs||Jacob Turner (W, 5-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||1||1||1||7|
|5.0||Twins||Joe Mauer DH||4||2||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Rockies||Josh Rutledge SS||3||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Padres||Tyson Ross (W, 13-12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||2||8|
|3.0||Royals||Salvador Perez C||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Giants||Hunter Pence RF||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Kolten Wong PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Marlins||Steve Cishek (S, 32)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Nationals||Denard Span CF||5||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.