JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — The San Francisco Giants whipped the Texas Rangers 9-0 in Game 2 of the 2010 World Series on Thursday (10/28/2010).

Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler, the lone Jew in the Series, missed a HR by 1-2 inches when his 5th-inning smash to dead center hit the very top of the wall (see video). He settled for a double at a time when the game was scoreless and thus still up for grabs. went on to compliment Kinsler’s post-season play:

For his part, Kinsler — who did not address the media after Game 2 — continues to put together a tremendous postseason. He has hit safely in 11 of 13 games, starting by hitting safely with a run scored in his first five games to tie Nomar Garciaparra (Red Sox, 1998-99) for the longest such streak to begin a postseason career. Kinsler’s double was his sixth extra-base hit of the postseason, and he carries a .326 average (15-for-46) through his first 13 contests.

Game 3 of the seven-game series takes place Saturday (10/30/2010) in Arlington, Tex.