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In rough start, Richards saved by 20-pitch grace guideline

Garrett Richards had actually gotten just one out throughout his very first spring training start, filling the bases and strolling in one run versus the Atlanta Braves prior to the Red Sox stopped the inning after 23 pitches. “It’s building blocks, man,” Richards stated after being saved by the brand-new guideline this spring training that permits supervisors to end an inning after a pitcher has actually tossed 20 pitches, despite the number of outs or runners on base there are. Richards informed press reporters in Fort Myers, Florida, that his pitches were moving well, however he simply had a hard time to keep them in the strike zone.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.