JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — In his first appearance since going on the disabled list 4 months ago, Washington Nationals SP Jason Marquis gave up 2 earned runs over 4 innings in an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday (8/8/2010).

The first inning was a nightmare for the 31-year-old veteran. He allowed two hits, two walks, four stolen bases, and made a throwing error, leading to four Dodger runs.

But Marquis — who was 0-3 with a 20.52 ERA before he went on the disabled list with elbow problems — calmed down a bit afterward, giving up one run on three hits over the next three innings. He was replaced in the 5th inning after hitting leadoff batter Ryan Theriot with a pitch.