Garrett Richards shows why you shouldn’t freak out in April

On Tuesday, Garrett Richards did something he hasn’t since April of 2018: strike out 10 batters in a game.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — APRIL 27: Garrett Richards #43 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 27, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Not only did he accomplish that, but he also allowed just one run while scattering seven hits and walking nobody across seven innings of work. Following an outing where he had to scratch and claw his way through 4.2 innings without getting shelled in his…