Howard had a no-decision in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks. He started the game and did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out one over two scoreless innings.
Howard, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 protocols list ahead of Tuesday's start, was on an innings limit, per Kennedi Landry of MLB.com, and was removed after retiring all six batters faced on 23 pitches. The pitcher said his mechanics were not affected by the stint on the IL and that he felt in sync despite not having pitched in 19 days. Howard's next turn is expected to come during the series against Houston which begins Monday.