JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Tuesday (9/28/2010):

  • SP Jason Marquis of the Washington Nationals pitched well in his final start of the 2010 season, tossing 6 innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Manhasset, N.Y., native scattered 7 hits and one walk while striking out 7 (see highlight video). After a horrendous start this year followed by several months on the disabled list, Marquis is 2-9 with a 6.60 ERA, but his ERA over the past 10 games is a more svelte 4.29. According to a broadcaster during yesterday’s game:

“(Nationals’ manager) Jim Riggleman says he doesn’t take any thing for granted for 2011, but he will be very surprised if Jason is not a major force on this pitching staff.”

  • Rookie 1B Ike Davis of the New York Mets doubled to start a 9th-inning rally and scored the tying run in a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Davis is 2nd among N.L. rookies in doubles (33), walks (67) and runs scored (72); 3rd in RBIs (69); and 4th in HRs (18/tie). He also has the dubious honor of being 1st in strikeouts (134). So far in September, Davis has raised his batting average from .246 to .268.