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.
Glen Otto – Texas Rangers
Acquired by the Rangers from the Yankees at the trade deadline, Otto made his Major League debut on Friday night against the Astros. He was near perfect in his first outing, striking out seven batters in five scoreless innings.
Otto earned a handful of nifty historical accolades along the way.
Interesting note on Glen Otto’s first big league start (5ip, 7 strikeouts) by @daveraymond4, the only other pitcher in Rangers’ history to strike out at least seven and go five innings in their first MLB start: David Clyde (5ip, 8 strikeouts on June 27, 1973).
— Tyler Henderson (@PTylerHenderson) August 28, 2021
✔️ Most strikeouts by an Owl in his MLB debut.
✔️ First Owl to not allow a run in his MLB debut.
— Rice Baseball (@RiceBaseball) August 28, 2021
With one MLB outing under his belt through August 28, Otto has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.400 WHIP. He’s averaging 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
On August 23, Holt was placed on the COVID-19 related injury list. He had not appeared in a game for the Rangers since that point.
Through August 28, 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 was called to action in three games this week, working a scoreless seventh inning against the Red Sox on Tuesday before two one-out appearances later on in the week. He allowed three hits and one run on Wednesday (also against the Red Sox) before bouncing back on Friday to earn a hold, striking out the only batter he faced.
Through August 28, Duffey has a 3.61 ERA with a 1.479 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge was called upon twice this week, retiring all three batters he faced in consecutive games against the A’s. He struck out three of the six and allowed no base runners.
Another from Inside Edge: Left-handed batters vs. Lucas Luetge this season: 0 walks, 22 strikeouts, 82 at-bats. A .549 OPS.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 29, 2021
Through August 28, Luetge has a 3.03 ERA with a 1.163 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois picked up two wins this week, bringing his season total to four. He appeared in three games, striking out two while allowing no hits in 2.1 innings pitched.
Through August 28, Chargois has a 2.38 ERA with a 0.936 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
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