JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Monday (9/13/2010):

  • LF Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers went 2/4 and drew a walk in a 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros. Braun had a chance to close the gap when he came to bat with two outs and a man on second base in the 9th inning, but he flied out to end the game. The fourth-year player and former Rookie of the Year tore up August with a .424 batting average and is hitting .318 in September. Braun is ranked 6th in the N.L. in doubles (37) and 9th in batting average (.304) and runs scored (90/tie). He also has 20 HRs, 85 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.
  • RP Craig Breslow of the Oakland A’s pitched a scoreless 8th inning and earned his 15th hold of the season in a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. The 30-year-old middle reliever is 4-4 with 2 saves and a 3.31 ERA, best among Jewish MLB pitchers this season. He has 64 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings and has held opposing hitters to a .197 batting average.