Houck (2-0) allowed one unearned run on one hit and three walks while striking out four over six innings Sunday as he earned the win against the Yankees. Houck carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning Sunday before he allowed the first extra-base hit of his career as Tyler Wade smacked a double with no outs in the top of the frame. Wade was brought in as an unearned run later in the inning, but Houck limited the damage otherwise. The 24-year-old has been electric in his first two major-league appearances as he's allowed zero earned runs over 11 innings. He'll likely take the mound once more to finish the regular season, and that start should come on the road Saturday against Atlanta.
Houck (1-0) earned the win Tuesday at Miami after allowing two hits and three walks while recording seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings. The 24-year-old's major-league debut could hardly have gone much better, as he kept the Marlins off the board and didn't give up an extra-base hit. Houck is all but assured to receive another start after an impressive first outing, and he lines up to pitch Sunday against the Yankees.
Houck had his contract selected and was added to the 28-man roster by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. The 24-year-old is set to make his major-league debut Tuesday in Miami, and he's now officially on the active roster. Houck won't face any limitations and is expected to throw about 100 pitches, depending on his effectiveness. The right-hander made his way to Triple-A last season and posted a 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 27:14 K:BB across 25 innings, though he mostly worked as a reliever.
Houck will make his big-league debut as Boston's starter Tuesday in Miami, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Houck is fully stretched out and capable of logging up to 100 pitches in his debut. He is not necessarily ready to have success in the big leagues, but Boston's rotation depth has been tested all season and they will turn to Houck in the rotation over the final two weeks. He lines up for two starts next week, with the second one coming at home against the Yankees. The 24-year-old righty is not on the 40-man roster but would need to be added this offseason as protection from the Rule 5 draft, so the Red Sox will get to see how he looks against big-league hitters before finalizing the 40-man roster during the offseason. He logged a 3.24 ERA primarily as a reliever in 25 innings at Triple-A last year after logging a 4.25 ERA as a starter at Double-A.
Houck is likely to start Tuesday's game in Miami, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. He is not necessarily ready for the big leagues, but Boston's rotation depth has been tested all season and they are likely to turn to Houck, who is one of their notable pitching prospects, next week. The 24-year-old righty is not on the 40-man roster but would need to be added this offseason as protection from the Rule 5 draft, so the Red Sox will get to see how he looks against big-league hitters before finalizing the 40-man roster during the offseason. He logged a 3.24 ERA primarily as a reliever in 25 innings at Triple-A last year after logging a 4.25 ERA as a starter at Double-A.