JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Sunday (8/22/2010):

  • Batting eighth, 3B Danny Valencia of the Minnesota Twins went 1/3 with a solo HR in a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. It was the 25-year-old rookie’s second home run since being promoted to the majors earlier this season, and called it “mammoth.” Valencia is batting .328.
  • LF Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers hit an RBI single, a two-run HR and walked twice in a 7-3 loss to the San Diego Padres. It was Braun’s second straight game with a homer after going without one for nearly a month, and it ended Padres starter Jon Garland’s scoreless streak at 21 innings. Braun is batting .296 with 18 HRs and 73 RBIs.
  • 1B Casey Haerther of the “A” Cedar Rapids Kernels (Los Angeles Angels) went 3/5 with two doubles and an RBI in a 10-2 rout of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. A 5th-round pick in the 2009 amateur draft (171st overall), Haerther is ranked 2nd on the Kernels in home runs (7/tie) and 3rd in batting average (.311) and RBIs (64).