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’s continued absence from the Angels’ lineup continued on this week with no clear end in sight. LA Daily News reports he has yet to resume baseball activity during his rehab. He hasn’t appeared in a game since July 4.
Through July 31, 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 played sparingly this week, completing two games over the span of the past seven days, appearing in four, often being limited in games against left-handed starters.
Through July 31, Holt is hitting .200 with 12 extra-base hits, 19 walks and 34 strikeouts. His OPS is .569 and he’s collected 15 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey made three appearances in the span of five days this week picking up a pair of holds in consecutive games against the Tigers before running into trouble against St. Louis on Friday. He was saddle with the loss in that outing, allowing three hits and three earned runs, the most earned runs he’s allowed in a single game since May 20.
Through July 31, Duffey has a 3.79 ERA with a 1.388 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge has been rock solid in the Yankees’ pen this season. He pitched two innings in a pair of games this week, striking out four batters in both games and earning his fourth win of the season on Saturday.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 1, 2021
Through July 31, Luetge has a 2.94 ERA with a 1.143 WHIP. He’s averaging 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois was sent across the country at the trade dealine, dealt from the Seattle Mariners to the Tampa Bay Rays. He made his first appearance for his new club on Friday, working a scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout and no hits allowed.
Through July 31, Chargois has a 2.90 ERA with a 0.935 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
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