JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Tuesday, August 3, 2010:

  • A day after going 4/7 in a doubleheader, 2B Jason Kipnis of the “AA” Akron Aeros (Cleveland Indians) went 2/4 with a triple and HR in a 5-1 loss to the Altoona Curve. A 23-year-old out of Arizona State, Kipnis raised his batting average to .337, which would be second-highest in the Eastern League if he had enough at-bats. (He began the 2010 season with the “A+” Kinston Indians.)
  • 1B Nate Freiman of the “A” Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego Padres) went 3/4 with a double and a walk in a 5-0 win over the Lansing Lugnuts. Freiman, a 6’7″ recruit out of Duke University, is batting .302 with 11 HRs and 65 RBIs in his second minor-league season.
  • RP Jeff Urlaub of the rookie-league AZL Athletics (Oakland Athletics) pitched 3 perfect innings and struck out four in a 9-1 loss to the AZL Brewers. A 30th-round pick in the 2010 amateur draft, Urlaub has a 2.84 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 19 innings and just 3 walks.