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Red Sox reliever Tanner Houck delivered four scoreless innings of work out of the bullpen against the Mariners on Thursday. His final line included just one hit, one walk, six strikeouts, and the win. Boston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 12-6.
Houck helped stop the bleeding after Rich Hill's shaky start, then managed to halt Seattle's scoring so that Boston could tie the game (and eventually take the lead). The 25-year-old right-hander is 3-3 with a 4.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and .222 OBA through nine games (four starts) this season. He has now allowed just one run over his last seven innings of work and has been more effective as a reliever than starter. It will be interesting to see if Boston keeps him in its bullpen down the stretch.
Boston Redsox pitcher Tanner Houck went 2.1 innings on Thursday allowing seven runs, five hits, and struck out four batters during a 8-0 loss to the Angels.
Houck was far from his usual self on Thursday. The 25-year-old righty was a bit rusty allowing seven runs after having nearly a week off due to being ineligible to play due to COVID-restrictions in Toronto. Across his last three appearances, the would-be starter has had a shift to the bullpen in place of new starter, Garrett Whitlock. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor how the Red Sox use the righty.
Tanner Houck will be ineligible to travel with the team for Boston's first visit to Toronto to face the Blue Jays starting Monday.
Canada's rules dictate that unvaccinated individuals cannot enter the country. Houck will therefore be placed on the restricted list and miss his next start in the rotation. Boston is in the midst of reshuffling their rotation, which means Garrett Whitlock should be in line for his first start.
Tanner Houck allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over five innings on Thursday against the Blue Jays. He struck out four and took the loss, falling to 1-1.
Houck had just seven whiffs and a 20% CSW rate, but he managed to limit the damage against one of the best lineups in baseball. He now has a 3.21 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, though his 7:11 K:BB ratio doesn't exactly inspire confidence. He won't make the trip to Toronto next week because he's unvaccinated against COVID-19, so expect him to piggyback Rich Hill on Saturday, and then make another start next weekend against the Orioles.
Red Sox starter Tanner Houck pitched very well Saturday, picking up his first win of the season. He pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks, while striking out four.
The Boston righty's command was a little shaky with the three walks, but was able to hold the Twins off the scoreboard. He improved to 1-0 with an ERA of 3.00 through two starts. Next on tap is a home date vs. the Blue Jays. That is not a recommended streaming option.