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 started to heat up over the last couple of weeks, including four hits (including the no-doubt home run below) across three games against the Orioles.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels (6) pic.twitter.com/vZ6zAc3SAe
— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) July 4, 2021
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— Jared Tims (@Jared_Tims) July 5, 2021
Rendon left Sunday’s game with hamstring tightness but is expected to avoid the injured list.
Through July 4, Rendon is hitting .240 with 19 extra-base hits, 29 walks and 41 strikeouts. His OPS is .712 and he’s collected 34 RBI.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
Holt strung together a couple of good games in the Rangers’ holiday weekend series against the Mariners. He collected a two-RBI (below) on Friday and followed up with a 2-for-3 day on Sunday.
— Bally Sports Southwest (@BallySportsSW) July 3, 2021
Through July 4, Holt is hitting .222 with 10 extra-base hits, 17 walks and 26 strikeouts. His OPS is .625 and he’s collected 14 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey worked a combined two scoreless innings this week, retiring six of the seven batters he faced with one strikeout, one walk and no hits allowed in the process.
Through July 4, Duffey has a 3.45 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge was thrown the wolves this week, inheriting six total runners in four relief appearances. Five of the six scored. Those outings ballooned Luetge’s ERA after a seven-game stint in which he did not allow an earned run.
Through July 4, Luetge has a 3.46 ERA with a 1.152 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Seattle Mariners
Chargois battled through 1.2 innings of relief work this week, allowing one run on two separate occasions, but doing enough to help the Mariners win both games.
Through July 4, Chargois has a 2.82 ERA with a 0.896 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
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