Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez is Wednesday’s Player of the Day, while Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Gonzalez pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking one, in the 6-0 win over the Reds.
Hernandez rose from seventh to sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Hernandez (8IP R W in the 2-1 win over the Athletics) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.8 for the season. He ranks third among American League pitchers.
Adam LaRoche of the Nationals is National League Player of the Day. LaRoche homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runs in the 8-5, 14-inning win over the Dodgers. LaRoche entered the game as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning.
Dioner Navarro of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Navarro hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-2 in the 7-4 win over the Rays.
Notable: Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter rose to 23rd place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Collmenter (7IP R W in the 6-1 win over the Padres) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season. He ranks eighth among NL pitchers.
Gonzalez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. LaRoche receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Navarro 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||12.0||Orioles||Miguel Gonzalez (W, 8-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||1||8|
|10.0||Indians||Danny Salazar (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||8||0||0||0||9|
|9.2||Astros||Collin McHugh (W, 8-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||1||1||0||8|
|9.0||Yankees||Hiroki Kuroda (W, 10-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||8|
|NL||6.0||Nationals||Adam LaRoche PH, 1B||3||2||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.2||Royals||Jason Vargas (W, 11-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||6||0||0||0||5|
|5.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 14-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||2||4|
|3.0||Braves||Christian Bethancourt C||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rockies||Josh Rutledge SS||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Blue Jays||Dioner Navarro C||2||1||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF||1||1||1||2||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Eduardo Nunez 3B||6||2||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Chris Valaika 1B||3||1||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Dbacks||Josh Collmenter (W, 10-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||2||3|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.