The 2023 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.
Dane Myers – Miami Marlins
Myers was promoted from AAA on July 3 and made his professional debut with the Marlins on July 4, entering the game in the fifth inning. After failing to reach base on his first at bat, Myers delivered with an RBI single in the seventh inning, coming around to score later in the frame.
Thanks to Rice broadcaster JP Heath for this nugget: Myers is the 25th Rice alum to collect a hit in the major leagues and the 31st player to reach the majors that played under former head coach Wayne Graham.
His first swim in the big leagues. pic.twitter.com/8ZQToQ7Eo5
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 4, 2023
Dane Myers's family really enjoyed his first ML hit and RBI.
— Daniel Álvarez-Montes (@DanielAlvarezEE) July 4, 2023
Through July 4, Myers is hitting .667 with no extra-base hits, no walks and one strikeout. His OPS is 1.333 and he’s collected one RBI.
J.T. Chargois – Miami Marlins
Chargois made two appearances for the Marlins this week, dropping his season ERA by almost half a point with a pair of shutout innings. He worked a scoreless eighth against the Braves on Friday and a scoreless sixth on Sunday, also against the Braves.
Through July 4, Chargois has a 3.54 ERA with a 1.131 WHIP. He’s averaging 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
Redone returned from the injured list on Friday, playing in a string of five consecutive games before a disastrous day for the Angels organization on Tuesday. Shortly after placing Mike Trout on the injured list, Rendon was removed from the game with a bruised shin after fouling a ball off his leg. Then Shohei Ohtani left the game early with a finger issue.
Rendon voiced some frustrations after the game: “It’s almost comical. It’s just frustrating. I don’t know what to do. I’m lost,”
Through July 4, Rendon is hitting .236 with eight extra-base hits, 25 walks and 27 strikeouts. His OPS is .678 and he’s collected 22 RBI.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto got back on the bump for the first time this season on Friday, tossing one scoreless inning against the Astros, retiring all three batters he faced in order. He returned to the mound for an extended relief appearance on Monday, working through 3.1 innings with more trouble. He surrendered a home run, one of four hits he allowed, and was charged with four runs.
Through July 4, Otto has an 8.31 ERA with a 1.154 WHIP. He’s averaging 4.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
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