JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Sunday, August 8, 2010:

  • LF Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers went 2/4 with a walk, 2 RBIs and three runs scored in an 11-6 win over the Houston Astros. A 26-year-old in his fourth major-league season, Braun is on pace to hit career lows in home runs and RBIs this season. In the past 10 games he’s hit .425 with 5 RBIs and 9 runs scored.
  • CF James Rapoport of the “AAA” Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals) went 3/4 with a walk and one run scored in an 8-2 loss to the Reno Aces. Rapoport, 25, is batting .263 since being promoted to “AAA” ball earlier this season but .359 in August.
  • SP Josh Zeid of the “A” Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) gave up just three hits and one run in a 5-4 loss to the West Virginia Power. Zeid, a 23-year-old in just his second year of minor-league ball, struck out 9 and walked two in seven innings, but BlueClaws reliever Luke Wertz gave up four runs in the 9th to lose the game. Zeid has an impressive 84 strikeoutsin 82 and 2/3 innings this season, along with 23 walks.