The 2021 MLB season is underway and Rice baseball alums are busy on the mound and at the plate. Here’s the latest from the MLB Owls from this week.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
It was a great week for Rendon who broke out of a minor slump with a three-hit, five-RBI outing against the Giants on Tuesday. He followed that up with another multi-hit, multi-RBI day on Saturday, raising his average from .213 to .230 in the span of four days.
— Bally Sports West (@BallySportWest) June 2, 2021
Through June 5, Rendon is hitting .230 with nine extra-base hits, 15 walks and 24 strikeouts. His OPS is .646 and he’s collected 21 RBI.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
The Rangers entered Sunday on a 10-game losing streak. Holt had his turn at the mic following Wednesday’s loss:
— Bally Sports Southwest (@BallySportsSW) June 3, 2021
Through June 5, Holt is hitting .234 with four extra-base hits, 11 walks and 20 strikeouts. His OPS is .662 and he’s collected 10 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey has been crisp of late, working five consecutive one-inning outings with out allowing a hit. He’s stuck out seven over that time. He faced the minimum twice this week, both times against the Royals, needing just 19 pitches to send the combined six batters he faced back to their dugouts.
Through June 5, Duffey has a 4.22 ERA with a 1.359 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetege – New York Yankees
On Friday Luetege allowed his first earned run since April 16, a span of 14 straight appearances. That run came off an RBI double from Marwin Gonzalez after Luetege had entered the inning with a runner on base.
Through June 5, Luetege has a 2.54 ERA with a 0.918 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Seattle Mariners
Chargois rebounded from a blown save on Memorial Day against the A’s with two strong outings against the Angels this week. He earned his fourth hold of the season on Thursday and worked a scoreless frame with two strikeouts on Saturday.
Through June 5, Chargois has a 2.08 ERA with a 0.769 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.