PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 05: Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with teammate Hunter Pence #8 after hitting a home run off of Taijuan Walker #99 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning at Chase Field on April 5, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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Former Longhorns have mixed start to MLB season

Posted April 11th, 2017


Several former Longhorns had a disappointing start to the Major League Baseball season while others fared better.

San Francisco’s Brandon Belt and Milwaukee’s Corey Knebel both had solid starts to the season. Belt hit 3 home runs, including a grand slam, and had 7 RBI to open up the season. Knebel pitched 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball out of the bullpen for the Brewers.

Meanwhile, two others are on the DL and one got demoted.


Huston Street started the season on the 10-day disabled list for the Los Angeles Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays placed J.P. Howell on the 10-day disabled list on April 9 with left shoulder discomfort. The Milwaukee Brewers demoted Taylor Jungmann to Double-A Biloxi on April 6.


2017 Batting statistics

Brandon BeltGiants1B6371.233.378.6671.045
Cameron RuppPhilliesC3120.167.364.500.864

2017 Pitching statistics

J.P. HowellBlue jays0154.00.0122012.00
Corey KnebelBrewers000.003.20240.55

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