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 ended the first half of the season on the injured list, his third time receiving that designation this season, this time with a hamstring strain keeping him sidelined. He’s expected to be ready after the break
Through the All-Star Break, 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 had a five-game hitting streak interrupted on Saturday. During that run he hit his second home run of the season and collected three RBI.
Through the All-Star Break, Holt is hitting .219 with 11 extra-base hits, 17 walks and 28 strikeouts. His OPS is .620 and he’s collected 15 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey was called upon three times this week, earning a pair of holds and striking out two in 2.1 innings pitched, including two score-less, hit-less outings against the Tigers over the weekend.
Through the All-Star Break, Duffey has a 3.85 ERA with a 1.277 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge only made one appearance since July 4, but it was a good one. He pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief against the Astros, striking out one while retiring all four batters he faced in the big road win. He earned the decision as well, giving him three wins on the year.
Luetge gets Altuve swinging! pic.twitter.com/ezq6WOXoAD
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 10, 2021
Through the All-Star Break, Luetge has a 3.24 ERA with a 1.116 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Seattle Mariners
Chargois toed the rubber twice this week, working a pair of scoreless frames with just one baserunner permitted via hit in the seven hitters he faced.
Through the All-Star Break, Chargois has a 2.59 ERA with a 0.863 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
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