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Garrett Richards has must-see spin rate change since crackdown

Major League Baseball has faced a great deal of criticism for the way the league has cracked down on pitchers using foreign substances, but there is no denying that the new rules have had an impact on the game. Garrett Richards may be the best example of that. Richards allowed...
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Tomase: Garrett Richards needs to get a grip and figure this out

Like an aging boxer who knows he's going to absorb more punches than he can throw, Garrett Richards looks and sounds broken right now. It's evident in his stuff, which was only good enough to record five outs in Wednesday's 8-2 loss to the Rays. And he's certainly wearing it publicly, displaying about as much resilience as the perpetually downtrodden Eeyore.
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Boston Red Sox: Quite frankly, Garrett Richards needs to get a grip

To say it’s been an up and down season for Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Garrett Richards would be an understatement. While the team as a whole is staying atop the American League East, the starting pitching has been sputtering, especially Richards who struggled once again on the mound giving up five runs in just 1 2/3 innings pitched in the team’s 8-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night.
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Red Sox starter Garrett Richards really, really hates these MLB crackdowns

He’s not taking his pants off or staring at opposing managers, but Red Sox starter Garrett Richards has once again made it known that he’s no fan of the MLB’s recent crackdown on pitchers using any sort of sticky substances. Lifted from last week’s start against the Braves after surrendering...
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Red Sox starter Garrett Richards desperately needs a break to reinvent himself

Boston Red Sox pitcher Garrett Richards should take some time off. What are the Boston Red Sox going to do with Garrett Richards? One thing they can’t afford to do is send him out for his next start. At least not the current version of Richards. The right-hander desperately needs to reinvent himself before he can step foot on the mound again.
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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/24/21: Ty France, Mickey Jannis, and Garrett Richards

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Here’s what’s going on today. Corey Brock at The Athletic dives into Ty France’s tendency to get hit by pitches at the plate. ($) The knuckleball is back in Major League Baseball. Jeff Passan at ESPN reports the latest developments on the upcoming CBA negotiations,...
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Boston Red Sox’s Garrett Richards on MLB’s new foreign substance rules: ‘I feel like I need to be a different pitcher than I have been the last 9 ½ years’

After allowing walking four batters, hitting another with a pitch and allowing five runs in 1 ⅔ innings in Wednesday’s loss to the Rays, Red Sox starter Garrett Richards once again seemed dejected. In his first outing since Major League Baseball instituted its crackdown on the use of foreign substances by pitchers, Richards -- who ripped the league for the timing of the decision last week in Atlanta -- had imploded.
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Red Sox 2, Rays 8: Garrett Richards is having issues

After his last start, Garrett Richards spoke about the league’s crackdown, leading to the impression that he may be affected by the lack of sticky stuff being used now by pitchers. It’s impossible to say for what is causing his recent struggles, and he was getting hit around even before the crackdown, albeit still with solid results. But whatever’s going on, Richards does not have it right now. The veteran struggled once again on Wednesday, this time failing to even make it through two, burying the Red Sox in a whole from which they could not climb.
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Garrett Richards implodes in first start since MLB crackdown on foreign substances as Boston Red Sox lose, 8-2, to Rays

It’s safe to say Red Sox starter Garrett Richards misses a certain gray area in baseball’s rule book. One week after ripping Major League Baseball for its crackdown on foreign substance use by pitchers, Richards had virtually no control in a brutal start against the Rays at Tropicana Field. The righty walked four, hit another with a pitch and allowed two home runs in just 1 ⅔ innings against Tampa Bay, taking the loss as Boston fell, 8-2.
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Boston Red Sox lineup: Garrett Richards might sport different pitch mix vs. Rays after sticky substance crackdown; Christian Arroyo still out

Red Sox right-hander Garrett Richards might be sporting somewhat of a new repertoire on the mound when he starts against the Rays on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. Richards, who abandoned his curveball in his last outing against the Braves and later ripped Major League Baseball for its crackdown on the use of foreign substances by pitchers, may use a different pitch mix against Tampa Bay. So far this year, he has primarily thrown three pitches -- a fastball (58.2%), slider (26.2%) and curveball (15.1%), but he may begin mixing in a two-seam fastball and changeup.
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Red Sox’s Alex Cora Happy With Adjustments Garrett Richards Has Made

Ben Simmons Trade Feels Inevitable; Should Celtics Consider 76ers Star?. Garrett Richards, like many Major League Baseball pitchers, was forced to make some adjustments after the league cracked down on the use of foreign substance. The Boston Red Sox right-hander revealed he essentially stopped using his curveball during his last...