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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (27) / DET
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Rick Porcello spun 6 1/3 shutout innings while notching six strikeouts in a 1-0 win over the Braves on Monday.
Porcello yielded just four hits -- three singles -- while issuing two walks. It was an easy matchup, sure, but Porcello now boasts a sparkling 30/5 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings this season to go along with a 3.51 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and four victories. He'll try to keep it going this weekend versus the Yankees. Apr 25 - 10:31 PM

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Rick Porcello struck out nine in seven innings of three-run ball Wednesday in a defeat of the Rays.

The Red Sox needed a strong outing from Porcello tonight after Joe Kelly left in the first inning on Tuesday, and he responded with an strong showing. The offensive support has been nice, too; he's now 3-0 despite a 4.66 ERA.
Apr 21 - 12:25 AM

Rick Porcello allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings and struck out eight in beating the Blue Jays on Friday.

He surrendered only a pair of hits, but they were both homers off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion. It helped that he really had his breaking ball working in this one. Considering the opponent, it was a pretty impressive showing. Still, he's not recommended in mixed leagues at the moment.
Apr 15 - 10:20 PM

Rick Porcello gave up four earned runs in six innings but won his 2016 debut Saturday versus the Blue Jays.

Boston's offense backed him for eight runs -- seven of which were scored against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Porcello struck out seven and only issued one walk, but he surrendered seven hits -- including two homers to Jose Bautista. The right-hander will have a rematch with the Blue Jays next week at Fenway Park.
Apr 9 - 4:05 PM

Rick Porcello gave up five runs and three homers in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Orioles.

The wind played a bit of a role today, but Porcello knows he needs to do a better job of keeping the ball out of the air. His spring ERA stands at 9.77. Mixed leaguers probably won't want him active at the back of their rotations to begin the regular season.
Mar 28 - 4:47 PM

Rick Porcello threw in a minor league game on Wednesday.

Porcello gave up an unearned run on four hits and one walk over six innings while striking out eight batters. Most importantly, he got stretched out to 96 pitches. He hasn't had a good showing in Grapefruit League action, but he's on track for the start of the season.
Mar 23 - 2:57 PM

Rick Porcello gave up eight runs and 10 hits in three innings to lose to the Rays on Sunday.

Porcello had a 2.57 spring ERA before his brutal first half a year ago. Maybe this year's 16.20 mark after two starts means he'll start out like gangbusters. Or maybe not.
Mar 13 - 5:19 PM

Rick Porcello pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in losing to the Indians on Sunday.

Porcello ends up 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA, but he was awfully solid down the stretch, posting a 3.53 ERA in 11 starts after the break. In his final eight starts, he failed to complete seven innings just once and that was against the Blue Jays. There's good reason to think he'll be a fine, if slightly overpaid, mid-rotation starter for Boston next year.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Rick Porcello went eight innings and gave up four runs to earn the win on Tuesday versus the Yankees.

The Red Sox scored six runs before Porcello ever took the mound, but he gave four of them right back in the bottom of the first inning. He would settle down from there, allowing six hits and a walk overall while striking out eight. Porcello is near the end of a disappointing season, carrying a 5.02 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 142/37 K/BB ratio over 165 innings. He'll finish his season with a start in Cleveland against the Indians.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Rick Porcello scuffled his way through Friday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering six runs (five earned) on eight hits over six innings.

Porcello allowed just three runs over seven innings against the Rays in his last start, but the results were far, far more disappointing in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays. The boys from Canada knocked him for a run in the third, three in the fourth and two more in the sixth to finish off the scoring on his line. This season, the 26-year-old right-hander holds a cringe-worthy 5.16 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He'll see a home start against those aforementioned Rays next time he toes the rubber.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 09:46:00 PM

In a rare strong start, Rick Porcello tossed seven innings of three-run ball in Saturday's win over the Rays.

By the time Porcello allowed a two-run homer to John Jaso in the fifth, the Red Sox had already jumped out to an 8-0 lead. He made sure that lead stood up. For the evening, he struck out eight and walked three. Despite this quality performance, the 26-year-old right-hander still holds a 5.06 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Those numbers are unpleasant, but he's pitched much better than them since returning from the disabled list on August 26. A Saturday afternoon road start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule as he tries to finish out 2015 with a strong September.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:15:00 PM

Rick Porcello was charged with four runs (three earned) in 7 1/3 innings in an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.

The final two runs scored after Porcello was pulled from the game. While it hurt his overall line, it was mostly an encouraging start against a powerful offense. He gave up eight hits (including two home runs) in all while walking two batters and striking out four. Porcello has a 2.01 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list and has pitched into the eighth inning in back-to-back outings. He'll try to keep it going this weekend against the Rays.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Rick Porcello struck out 13 batters, but allowed three runs (one earned) in eight innings to lose to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Porcello was hurt by a Travis Shaw fielding error that extended the fifth inning and eventually led to the Yankees' first two runs. He yielded one more run in the eighth on a Brett Gardner solo homer. Overall, the right-hander gave up five hits and a walk along with the 13 punch-outs. So far, so good for Porcello in his first two starts back from the disabled list, as he tossed seven scoreless frames his last time out against the White Sox. He'll look to keep it going in a home start against the Blue Jays next.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:57:00 PM

Rick Porcello won in his return from the disabled list after shutting out the White Sox for seven innings Wednesday.

Chris Sale matched him, but Porcello came away with the win after the Red Sox broke through against Nate Jones in the top of the eighth. It's the second time in 21 starts this year that Porcello has gone without allowing a run. His ERA dropped from 5.81 to 5.47. There's a chance Porcello could possess some September fantasy value, but we'd want to see another successful outing next week against the Yankees before recommending him.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Rick Porcello from the 15-day disabled list.

Porcello will return to Boston's starting rotation on Wednesday night against the White Sox after missing close to four weeks with a right triceps injury. He pitched pretty well in his final rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket, but the 26-year-old right-hander will probably remain a poor fantasy bet down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 04:39:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Chris Young
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Pat Light
10Brandon Workman