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
Rendon has been up and down this season, saving his biggest hit for a big moment. On Wednesday night he homered off Red Sox reliever Austin Davis to tie the game. The Angels would go on to win. That was his third extra base hit of the week after mashing two doubles on Apr 29 against the White Sox.
ANTHONY RENDON TO THE MONSTER TO TIE IT
— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) May 5, 2022
Through May 4 Rendon is hitting .231 with eight extra-base hits, 14 walks and 17 strikeouts. His OPS is .758 and he’s collected 11 RBI.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois has yet to make a second appearance this season following his placement on the injured list in April.
Through May 4, Chargois has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.000 WHIP. He’s averaging 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey made three appearances this week, lowering his ERA by nearly a point and a half with two scoreless one-inning appearances sandwiching a one-run outing in between. Duffey earned one hold in the process with his team notching victories in all three games.
Through May 4, Duffey has a 6.00 ERA with a 1.500 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge appears in three games this week, working a total of 2.1 innings without allowing a run. He registered more strikeouts over that stint (three) than hits allowed (two). Lutege has not been charged with a run in nine of 11 appearances so far this season.
Through May 4, Luetge has a 4.15 ERA with a 1.500 WHIP. He’s averaging 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto was bumped back from his Tuesday start this week with the return of Jon Gray from the injured list. Through two starts he’s 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA. He’s struck out 10 batters in 9.1 innings, a strong start to his 2022 season. It remains to be seen if he’ll be used in the bullpen for the time being or make a return back to the Rangers’ starting rotation soon.
Through May 4, Otto has a 2.89 ERA with a 09.64 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.