JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Sunday (9/26/2010):

  • Rookie 1B Ike Davis of the New York Mets went 1/3, drew 2 walks, and scored once in a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Davis is 1st among N.L. rookies in strikeouts (133); 2nd in doubles (32), walks (67) and runs scored (71/tie); 3rd in RBIs (69), and 4th in HRs (18/tie). So far in September he has raised his batting average from .246 to .268.
  • LF Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers pounded two 2-run HRs (one, two) and drew a walk in a 7-1 win over the Florida Marlins. The power burst left Braun with 100 RBIs, making him the 3rd player in Brewer history to reach that plateau for three consecutive seasons. The 2007 N.L. Rookie of the Year has had a remarkable August and September so far, hitting 9 HRs, driving in 36 runs, and boosting his batting average from .274 to .307. With the 2010 season nearly done, he has a career-high 43 doubles but is at career lows in HRs (25), triples (1), and slugging percentage (.508).