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Daily Red Sox Links: Tanner Houck, Bryan Mata, Kumar Rocker

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Bryan Mata is going to be really good. Just ask Paul Abbott. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

For his first career start, Tanner Houck did something pretty cool and gave us even more of a reason to root for strikeouts. (Logan Mullen; NESN)

Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter could potentially be following behind Mata and Houck as Red Sox pitching prospects. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Alex Verdugo isn’t a shy player and that has become even more evident without the noise of a bustling ballpark. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)

If you think the its been rough sledding with the 2020 Red Sox, I do not recommend going back to the 1932 Red Sox. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

I’m not sure anyone can convince people to stay engaged through the end of this Red Sox season, but Jason Mastrodonato gave it a try. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Ben Clemens provided a deep dive on expected home run rate for your enjoyment. (Ben Clemens; FanGraphs)