Anthony Rendon and the rest of the MLB Owls have had a strong start to the summer. How are the Rice baseball products fairing through mid-June.
The Rice baseball season has long since wrapped up. Postseason reviews for the starting pitching, the bullpen, the lineup and the defense have been logged, but the MLB season is still young. Here’s how the MLB Owls are fairing as the summer heats up.
Chargois last pitched in April, appearing with the Dodgers in two games against the Cardinals. He was then sent back to Triple A and hasn’t resurfaced in the majors yet this season.
Recalled as the 26th man for the Twins doubled header with the Detroit Tigers on May 11, Duffey has bounced back and forth between AAA Rochester and the big leagues for the past two months. During that time he’s been effective, sporting a 2.51 ERA in 12 appearances. He’s posted 22 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched and opposing batters are hitting .237 against him.
After making his first career start on May 31, Duplantier made two more starts with the Diamondbacks in the month of June. His opponents (Los Angeles and Philadelphia) made for a tough task. He went five innings against the Dodgers, allowing two earned runs and three innings against the Phillies, allowing four earned runs. He was awarded the loss in the latter game, his first of his career. Duplantier was recently placed on the injured list with shoulder inflammation.
The month of June has been a good one for Holt. He’s hit safely in nine of 12 games with a .432 batting average and a 1.095 OPS. He has three extra base hits over that span with eight RBI. Since June 1, he’s raised his batting average 120 points.
Rendon hasn’t slowed from his impressive early season pace as he vies for an All Star nomination. He’s hitting .321 this season and .340 over the month of June. He’s hit six home runs in his last 14 games, driving in 16 runs in that time period. As of Monday he ranked fifth in the voting among NL Third baseman, slightly behind the Braves’ Josh Donaldson and the Dogers’ Justin Turner. You can vote for Rendon here.