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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 racked up eight strikeouts over seven strong innings on Friday, defeating his former club to earn his 17th victory of the season.
Porcello allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. The only blemish on his evening was a two-run blast off the bat of J.D. Martinez in the second inning. Porcello has been every bit the ace that the Red Sox needed him to be, registering a 17-3 record, 3.22 ERA and 1.04 WHIP through 165 innings. He'll take on the Rays his next time out in Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Aug 19 - 10:00 PM

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Rick Porcello turned in a nice performance in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings.

Porcello struck out four without walking a batter on the afternoon. Michael Bourn cracked a solo home run off him in the fourth inning, but the Red Sox had already provided him with a 9-0 cushion and he was never in danger of blowing that ginormous lead. He has now lasted at least seven innings in each of his last four starts. Porcello will try to make it five in-a-row when he takes his 3.30 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into a road waltz with the Tigers next time out.
Aug 14 - 5:27 PM

Rick Porcello limited the Yankees to two runs over eight innings of work in a 5-3 victory on Tuesday.

He yielded seven hits, walked one and struck out six, tossing 110 pitches over eight superb frames. Porcello has notched a quality start in seven of his last eight trips to the mound, lowering his ERA from 3.93 to 3.40. He's now 15-3 on the season. Porcello really struggled in his first season in Boston but has made up for it with a terrific 2016 campaign. He'll face the Diamondbacks over the weekend.
Aug 9 - 11:45 PM

Rick Porcello took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs in eight innings Wednesday against the Mariners.

All three runs came on solo homers. Porcello allowed just one other hit and one walk in his second straight complete game. He's now 14-3 with a 3.46 ERA.
Aug 4 - 1:08 AM

Rick Porcello gave up only two runs in a dominant complete game five-hitter to lead the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Angels on Friday.

He fanned three batters without issuing any walks to raise his record to an impressive 14-2. The win puts him in a four-way tie for the major league lead. Only three starting pitchers have a better walk rate than Porcello this year. He will take his 3.47 ERA into a matchup with the Mariners on Wednesday.
Jul 30 - 1:22 AM

Rick Porcello pitched poorly in Sunday's win over the Twins, yielding five runs (four earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Porcello did strike out eight, but he struggled to maintain his consistency and surrendered a pair of runs in the second, one in the fifth and two more in the seventh before being relieved of duty. The 27-year-old right-hander still holds a perfectly reasonable 3.57 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will hit the road for a date with the Angels next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 24 - 7:04 PM

Rick Porcello allowed four hits over 6 1/3 innings as the Red Sox shut out the Giants 4-0 on Tuesday.

The Red Sox have won each of Porcello's last six starts, and the right-hander is now 12-2 on the season. He'll get the Twins at home next time out on Sunday.
Jul 19 - 10:34 PM

Rick Porcello allowed a lone run over seven innings of work Saturday, leading the Red Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Porcello gave up a solo home run to the second batter he faced, but he scattered five hits without issuing a free pass over the rest of his time. He struck out five in the outing. The win moved him to 11-2 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through 18 first-half starts. Arguably a deserving All-Star, Porcello will settle for numbers that rank among the best in the American League heading into the second half.
Jul 9 - 10:22 PM

Rick Porcello gave up four runs on 12 hits over six innings Monday but the Red Sox beat the Rangers.

Porcello notched his 10th win despite allowing four runs in the top of the first inning and a season-high in the hits department. The right-hander didn't walk anybody, and one of those four first-inning runs went as unearned. He'll hope for better luck (and defense) as he carries a 10-2 record, 3.82 ERA, and 1.19 WHIP into his next start at home against the Rays. Porcello has an impressive 92/21 K/BB ratio in 106 innings this season.
Jul 4 - 5:24 PM

Rick Porcello limited the Rays to one run over six innings, striking out eight, in a win Tuesday.

Porcello scattered five hits and three walks, with one of those walks plating a run in the fourth inning. The win improved Porcello to 9-2 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 89/21 K/BB ratio over 100 innings of work. He still hasn't lost a decision since May 17, and his eight strikeouts were the most since April 20. He'll try to keep it going Monday against the Rangers.
Jun 28 - 10:23 PM

Rick Porcello limited the Mariners to two runs over six innings in a win Saturday.

Porcello yielded eight hits, including a solo home run, but managed to limit the damage, thanks in part to a 6/0 K/BB ratio. The win was his first in nearly a month, improving his record to 8-2 with a 3.76 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. The right-hander will look to continue improving upon those numbers Thursday against the struggling White Sox.
Jun 18 - 7:04 PM

Rick Porcello allowed four runs -- one earned -- over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Twins.

Xander Bogaerts made two errors in the field behind Porcello, who only gave up five hits in seven frames and struck out five. Minnesota won it with a walkoff three-run shot by Max Kepler in the bottom of the 10th. Porcello has been a nice surprise for the Red Sox this season, now with a 3.81 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 73/17 K/BB ratio in 82 2/3 innings. He gets the Mariners at home next.
Jun 12 - 5:48 PM

Rick Porcello pitched adequately in taking a no-decision against the Giants on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings.

Porcello struck out six and walked one on the evening. Two of the three runs on his line scored in an ugly fourth inning that saw the 27-year-old right-hander allow three consecutive singles to lead off the frame before walking Brandon Crawford to force in a run. The inning could have completely imploded on him, but he managed to salvage it after the walk, with only a run-scoring double play off the bat of Gregor Blanco doing any further damage. Porcello will take a 4.04 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 74/16 K/BB ratio (75 2/3 innings) into a road tilt with the Twins next time out.
Jun 8 - 2:41 AM

Rick Porcello allowed five runs, including three home runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Thursday.

Two-run homers by Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones, and another solo shot by Trumbo, accounted for most of the Orioles' runs against Porcello, the first time in 11 starts this year that he's given up three dingers in a game. He was actually pretty good otherwise, allowing just three more hits without a walk in the game. Suppressing home runs has been a big part of his success this year after he gave up 25 a year ago. The right-hander will carry a 4.00 ERA and 1.09 WHIP into Wednesday's interleague matchup with the Giants.
Jun 2 - 10:21 PM

Rick Porcello struggled in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his 6 2/3 innings.

The right-hander racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just one. The Jays scratched out three runs against him in the third inning, but Porcello was able to bear down and keep them off the board after that until a Russell Martin solo shot in the sixth. He'll carry a 3.68 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
May 28 - 6:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Marco Hernandez
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Brandon Workman
10Carson Smith