In what some consider to be a let down 2020 season for the Red Sox You can make an argument that Tanner Houck, only two games into his major league career, is already one of the most exciting players on the Red Sox. Watching The 24-year-old righthander worked into the sixth inning before giving up a hit against the Yankees in Sunday’s 10-2 victory suggests there is finally hope the Red Sox just might have developed a reliable starter. Houck allowed one hit and one unearned run over six innings. He walked three and struck out four against a team that had won 10 straight and leads the American League in runs scored. In Houck debut against the Marlins he went five innings ,allowing two hits no runs , walking three and struck out seven which puts him at 11 innings of one unearned run Of baseball against two playoff teams as of today.
Houck has shown the type of poise that often translates into long-term success as he averaged 94 mlp with his four-seam fastball against Miami last Tuesday and struck out seven in five innings. Where that fastball sat at 91 mph on Sunday Houck turned to his sinker and retired 13 of the first 16 batters he faced showing he not just a guy out there throwing but he out there pitching. Houck told the Boston globe post game “Whenever the velo’s down like that, I typically lean on [the sinker] a little more,” Houck said. “It was moving a lot more than usual. I went up there and attacked with that.” This is a great look for the Red Sox moving forward As manager Ron Roenicke said, Houck is going to be a name discussed a lot by the Sox for next season. They have two other young starters, Bryan Mata and Jay Groome, who could soon spark some conversations. As there are some players the Red Sox need to lock up long term on the field but pitching has to be the biggest target going into this offseason and Houck is a great starting point.
The Red Sox gave us something to dream about Sunday as Michael Chavis hit two home runs and drove in five runs, and rookie Bobby Dalbec hit his seventh home run in 17 games. Thank you for reading another article posted by Fenway Faithful Sports written By Mosess Menendez and be sure to check out our flagship podcast that you can find in our menu button. If you have any thoughts on Tanner Houck comment where you see it at and let’s have some fun talking about the young Arm we’ve gotten to see dominate so far and remember Lets Go Red Sox!!
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