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 had a few important moments at the plate this week after missing a few days the prior week. He riding a modest four-game hitting streak, with a couple of extra-base knocks in the Angels’ weekend series against the Rays. That includes this long ball off Andrew Kittredge.
Ren Gone ✅
Anthony Rendon Home Run💥
95.5 MPH 28° 361 Feet📏
— Anaheim Sports (@AnaheimSports1) June 25, 2021
Through June 26, Rendon is hitting .232 with 15 extra-base hits, 20 walks and 36 strikeouts. His OPS is .665 and he’s collected 33 RBI.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
Holt played in a handful of games this week and was productive when given his opportunities, including the below bloop single which would become the game-winning run against the A’s on Wednesday. It was Holt’s first RBI since June 9.
All smiles this inning! 😁
— Bally Sports Southwest (@BallySportsSW) June 24, 2021
Through June 26, Holt is hitting .231 with nine extra-base hits, 15 walks and 24 strikeouts. His OPS is .648 and he’s collected 12 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey made two appearances this week, working a 1.2 inning hold on Sunday against the Rangers, his longest out of the season since working two complete innings on May 16 against the A’s. He followed that up a shorter three-batter stint on Tuesday, being credited with 0.2 innings pitched, one strikeout, one hit and a walk.
Through June 26, Duffey has a 3.81 ERA with a 1.376 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge continues to be one of the more reliable assets in the Yankees’ pen, working a combined 4.0 innings this week over the course of three appearances, allowing just one hit to the 15 batters he faced and no runs.
Lucas Luetge, Wicked 75mph Curveball. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/DrmDVb95t5
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 20, 2021
Through June 26, Luetge has a 2.37 ERA with a 0.947 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Seattle Mariners
Chargois came in to face one batter on two separate occasions this week. He got outs in each instance, stranding a few inherited base runners along the way. He owns a 2.00 ERA in the month of June.
JT Chargois for the Mariners this season, entering tonight:
— Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) June 20, 2021
Through June 26, Chargois has a 2.18 ERA with a 0.677 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
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