The Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 11-5 today! That’s a great score at Fenway any day,
But what makes this win even sweeter is looking at Tanner Houck’s stats. This afternoon the pitcher who stands 6’5″ set career highs in; innings pitched, pitches thrown and batters faced. This is a quality start for the 26 year old. Equally, if not more impressive, is how he spent his time this morning before he took the mound. The guy is easy to look up to.
Tanner Houck marked the beginning of a partnership with the Home for Little Wanderers (The Home) with a visit to Harrington House, one of The Home’s six group settings providing supportive living environments and services to kids who have experienced childhood trauma. The flame-thrower plans to visit The Home’s other group sites throughout the season. His intention is to host kids and staff from the organization at Red Sox games each month.
Before today’s first pitch Houck hosted 10 children from the program on a tour of Fenway Park. He said ” It’s important that kids in the foster system know there are people in the community that care about them.” “I’m looking forward to meeting these amazing kids throughout the season and reminding them there are people in their corner rooting for them.”
His “Pitch for Adoption” campaign supports adoption awareness. His personal connection to the cause is inspired by his adopted sister.
Sister and Brother Tessie and Wally agree, Tanner Houck is a MONSTER talent, with both an impressive arm and most importantly an impressive heart! Thumbs up Tanner!
What an important and impressive endeavor; hats off to Tanner and the Sox!