The 2022 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.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angles
It was a slower start for Anthony Rendon in his return to the diamond after missing extended time last season. He collected his first hit and his first run in his second game. On Monday, he hit his first home run of the season, collecting his first two RBI.
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 13, 2022
His glove hasn’t missed a step, though. Rendon has flashed leather already several times in the young season.
Anthony Rendon to Jared Walsh my goodness pic.twitter.com/HnV160B1hX
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) April 8, 2022
Through April 13, Rendon is hitting .118 with one extra-base hit, two walks and six strikeouts. His OPS is .505 and he’s collected two RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey has had two very different outings this season. His first came on Saturday, where he blew a save and was saddled with a loss against the Mariners, giving up three hits and two runs in the ninth inning. His second appearance was much better, a scoreless seventh inning with one strikeout on Monday.
Even with that down performance in the ninth, Duffey owns a 1.33 career ERA in the ninth inning, only allowing three earned runs in 20.1 innings of work while striking out 24.
Through April 13, Duffey has a 9.00 ERA with a 2.000 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge picked up his first win of the season in his first appearance, tossing a scoreless sixth inning against the Red Sox on Saturday with two strikeouts. He saw additional action on Sunday, striking out one in a scoreless seventh inning.
Absolute sorcery from Lucas Luetge pic.twitter.com/0GGXqHW2zF
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) April 11, 2022
Through April 13, Luetge has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.500 WHIP. He’s averaging 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois entered his only game so far on Friday in the fifth inning with a runner on base and one out, tasked with protecting a one-run lead. He did his job quickly, inducing a groundout to second before striking out the next batter to end the frame.
Unfortunately, that might be the last time we see Chargois for some time. He was placed on the injured list on April 12 (retroactive to April 9) with left oblique tightness, something which could sideline him for several weeks depending on the severity.
Through April 13, Chargois has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.000 WHIP. He’s averaging 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
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