Rice Baseball‘s former players are playing well in the major leagues. Here’s the latest from the current crop of MLB Owls.
Chargois got called up again this week after a month long hiatus from the big leagues. He appeared in two games for the Dodgers, the first of which earned him his first win of the 2019 season. Chargois threw 2.0 innings against the San Francisco Giants on June 20, striking out five of the eight batters he faced. His next outing was brief. He faced two Arizona Diamondbacks batters, walking one and striking out the other.
Duffey has been sharp since he rejoined the Minnesota Twins in midmay. He’s allowed no earned runs and struck out three over his last three outings. Two perfect innings this week against the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays dropped his season ERA to 1.90.
Duplantier hasn’t seen any innings since he was put on the injured list with shoulder inflammation two weeks ago. The Diamondbacks are playing it safe with the talented young hurler. There’s no indication of when he’ll rejoin the team or begin rehab starts.
Holt was in the midst of a red-hot streak before he left Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a hamstring injury. It looks like he’ll avoid the injured list, but the fact that he’s missed a few games this week is unfortunate. Prior to going down Holt was hitting .390 with a .950 OPS in the month of June with 23 hits and 12 RBI in 18 games (15 starts).
Rendon has done nothing but bolster his All Star candidacy of late. He’s hitting .313 in June including three multi-hit games this week. He’s maintained an OPS better than 1.000 since March 31. There’s a lot of good players vying for the National League’s third base slot and Rendon is trailing in the voting. If he’s going to make the mid-summer classic, it’ll most likely be a reserve. You can vote for Rendon here.