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.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
Holt returned to Boston as a visitor this past week, collecting three hits and two RBI in 10 at bats against his former team. He also scored on Saturday, a 10-1 victory for the Rangers. After appearing in one game between August 9 and August 18, he’s made three consecutive starts, all at third base.
Red Sox just played a video tribute for Brock Holt, who’s making his first start as a visitor since his departure after 2019. Crowd gave him a standing ovation and he saluted them back. pic.twitter.com/wbKDAXWisJ
— Steve Hewitt (@steve_hewitt) August 20, 2021
Through August 21, Holt is hitting .208 with 14 extra-base hits, 22 walks and 40 strikeouts. His OPS is .580 and he’s collected 19 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey saw action in two games this week. He was credited with a blown save last Sunday against the Rays, allowing one run on one hit and two walks before the Twins rallied to win. He worked a scoreless 10th inning against the Indians on Wednesday, striking out one and walking one.
Through August 21, Duffey has a 3.55 ERA with a 1.445 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Exactly one week removed from his first start since 2011, Luetge surpassed another personal milestone on Wednesday. He closed out the ninth inning to secure a Yankees win over the Red Sox, earning his first save since 2012.
Through August 21, Luetge has a 3.14 ERA with a 1.203 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois was busy this week, appearing in three games. He was charged with a blown save on Friday, sandwiching a pair of scoreless outings in his other two appearances of the week. He struck out three in two innings against the Twins last Sunday and allowed no runs on two hits this Saturday.
Through August 21, Chargois has a 2.52 ERA with a 0.992 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
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