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Tanner Houck starts the second half of the season with the Red Sox

Tanner Houck starts the second half of the season with the Red Sox

Houck rejoins Boston:

Boston MA. – April 6: Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck (89) throws in the 11th as the Red Sox take on the Rays at Fenway Park on April 6, 2021 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

In recent days Boston Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck got the call to rejoin the major league club coming out of the all-star break. Besides that, Houck has recently pitched well down in Triple-AAA with the Worcester Red Sox. Tanner was recovering from a flexor strain in his right arm earlier this season.

Although Houck was up in the majors earlier this season, therefore he going to make this chance last. After that, he deserved an opportunity to be with Boston the entire season despite manager Alex Cora said the organization didn’t want to rush him back to the 40-man roster.

Tanner recorded his first career save:

A couple of weeks back In the Bronx, Houck recorded his first major league save pitching three innings. He worked three innings, only allowed one hit, walk, struck out three. That’s good news for Tanner for the first time he has pitched in the majors in almost three months.

This is what Houck said after his first career save:

“Definitely a unique experience,” Houck said. “I’ve started most of my life and this year, I’ve had two opportunities to come into the game in relief. I did a little bit in ’19 and I think that truly did prepare me well to step into whatever role. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it for the rest of my life: I don’t want to take anything away from this team and whatever they call upon me to do, that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll step up and do whatever role they need me to do.”

Houck starts against the Yankees:

Sep 15, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck (89) delivers a pitch in the 1st inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Above all on Thursday night, Houck made his first start in the majors since April 18th. He pitched 4.2 innings, allowed two hits, walked two, struck out eight batters that’s a fine stat line. In additon,Tanner’s outing was short due to the rain delay. Houck was working the strike zone making the Yankees hitters swing and miss on off-speed pitches. Judging by this performance. Tanner is scheduled to make his next start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

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