Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Buehrle pitched eight scoreless innings in the 1-0, 10-inning win over the Rays. Buehrle earned a no decision because he left the game with the score tied at 0.
Buehrle has the most Box-Toppers points of any of Thursday’s eight Players of the Game (listed below). He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season. He ranks 68th among all players and 29th among American League pitchers.
Diamondbacks pitcher Randall Delgado is National League Player of the Day. Delgado pitched five shutout innings in the 5-1 win over the Padres.
Robinson Cano of the Mariners is AL Batter of the Day. Cano doubled and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 10-2 win over the Mariners.
There is no NL Batter of the Day for Thursday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Buehrle receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Delgado receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Cano receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
All of Thursday’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||6.0||`Blue Jays||Mark Buehrle||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||4|
|NL||5.0||Dbacks||Randall Delgado (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||Mariners||Robinson Cano 2B||4||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||Victor Martinez 1B||3||2||1||3||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Joe Smith (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Orioles||Nelson Cruz DH||3||1||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.1||Cardinals||Marco Gonzales (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.1||2||1||1||0||2|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.