Former Rice baseball pitcher Jon Duplantier made his first MLB start, the latest in several big moments for Owls in the MLB this season.
Several Owls have made their marks in the major leagues this season. Anthony Rendon and Brock Holt have overcome midseason injuries, returning to their respective lineups with renewed vigor. Those still in Triple AAA have played well, waiting for their next show, which could come later this season.
Duplantier made his MLB Debut on April 1, picking up his first career save against the Padres. He’s appeared in five games since, with his most recent appearance coming on May 31, his first career start. Taking the rubber against the New York Mets, Duplantier allowed three runs in five innings. He struck out four and walked two before being pinch hit for in the fifth inning. Arizona would take the lead in the next half inning while Duplantier received a no-decision.
Since the last update, Rendon has continued to tear through the National League. The Washington Nationals’ All-Star candidate has a .320/.423/.660 slash line. All three of those marks are career bests for Rendon, who has more RBI this season (34) than he has strikeouts (30).
Holt made his return from an extended stint on the injured list against the Indians on May 27. He’s hit safely in all three games of that series with a double in the finale, scoring three runs with two RBI.
Chargois has made two appearances this season, throwing 1.2 innings in April. While he waits for his next call up, he’s maintained a 1.35 ERA with the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City through 16 appearances.
Placed on the injured list with soreness in his throwing shoulder in late May, Dodgers’ pitcher Cingrani has yet to make his 2019 debut.
After appearing with the Twins in four games in April, Duffey returned to the minor leagues. In seven appearances he’s allowed eight hits in 13.2 innings with a dazzling 1.32 ERA.Become a member and join The Roost. Stay plugged into the latest happenings in Rice Football with practice notes, player interviews and recruiting updates. We are your No. 1 source for Rice Athletics News.
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