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
Rendon has missed a few games this week with a triceps injury but was able to avoid the injured list. He made his return to the lineup on Saturday.
Through June 19, Rendon is hitting .236 with 13 extra-base hits, 19 walks and 30 strikeouts. His OPS is .668 and he’s collected 30 RBI.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
Holt reached base safely in each of his three games this week, extending his streak to eight consecutive starts in which he’s reached base. He’s become a regular at third base for the Rangers, flashing his leather in this still shot below.
Rangers Brock Holt fields this ball hit into the infield and goes to 1st base for the out during the contest as the host Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the visiting Texas Rangers 12-1 on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Dodgers Stadium, in Los Angeles, California photo: Mark Hammond/BNS pic.twitter.com/3MINtbjCQb
— Black News Service (@BlackNewsServi1) June 13, 2021
Through June 19, Holt is hitting .235 with eight extra-base hits, 14 walks and 24 strikeouts. His OPS is .667 and he’s collected 11 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey made two appearances this week, allowing one unearned run and three hits over a pair of innings. He’s allowed a run in three of his last four outings but has kept his ERA hovering in the low 4’s. H earned his second save of the season on Friday against the Rangers,
— Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) June 20, 2021
Through June 19, Duffey has a 4.15 ERA with a 1.385 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge was active this week, working 3.2 innings in the span of six days. He pitched two scoreless innings against the Phillies last Sunday, throwing 28 pitches, the most he’s thrown in a single appearance since a four-inning outing against the Rays on April 16.
Through June 19, Luetge has a 2.65 ERA with a 0.857 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Seattle Mariners
Chargois worked five innings this week over three games, all wins for the Mariners. He collected six outs in back-to-back outings for the first time this season, including a season-best three strikeout appearance against the Twins on Monday.
Through June 19, Chargois has a 2.25 ERA with a 0.700 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
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