JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Wednesday (9/22/2010):

  • In his first game since a disastrous appearance on Yom Kippur, SP Jason Marquis of the Washington Nationals gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits in a 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros. He held Houston to one run over six innings but was pulled after giving up a leadoff double in the 7th, which later turned into a run. Marquis, who spent several months on the disabled list after getting elbow surgery, is 2-9 with a 7.18 ERA.
  • Rookie 1B Ike Davis of the New York Mets singled twice and scored once in a 7-5 loss to the Florida Marlins. Here is an interview with him about his first season in the Majors, plus an article on how he memorizes his at-bats against individual pitchers.
  • LF Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers hit his career-high 42nd double and reached base four times in a 13-1 laugher over the Cincinnati Reds. The 2007 N.L. Rookie of the Year was pulled in the 5th inning after being hit on the left elbow with a pitch. Braun’s 42 doubles rank 3rd in the N.L.