Red Sox Turn To Garrett Richards In His Team Debut To End Early Season Skid

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 The Red Sox have dropped the first two games of the season.  In both games, Boston saw impressive outings from Opening Day starter Nathan Eovaldi and rookie Tanner Houck. 

On Saturday, Houck was impressive in five innings of work.  The right-hander went five innings pitched, six hits, three runs, two earned, while walking one and striking out eight. 


Despite his pitch line, he got into trouble in the fourth inning after a poor throwing error from Rafael Devers.  The error led to two runs for the Orioles, who went on to win the game 4-2. 


Red Sox Garrett Richards / Over the Monster

On Sunday, manager Alex Cora will ask new righty Garrett Richards to end the skid.  Richards signed a one-year, $10-million deal in free agency with a club option for 2022. 

Last season with the Padres, Richards made 10 starts.  He finished the season with a 4.03 ERA and helped the Padres make it to the postseason. 


Health has been an issue for Richards over his big league career.  The right-hander is hoping his injury history is behind him.

         
The Red Sox will need their bats to wake up today against the Orioles.  The offense has been colder than expected.  As a team, Boston is hitting .069 through two games with a .129 on-base percentage.

While the Red Sox will hope Richards will be focused and hold the Orioles offense at bay, their bats need to wake up to avoid a series sweep. 


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