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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (27) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Rick Porcello will start Sunday against the Yankees.
Doug Fister had been slated to go, but the Red Sox will push the reigning Cy Young winner up to start on regular rest. Fister should go on Monday in Cleveland. Aug 18 - 4:32 PM

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Rick Porcello was charged with three runs across seven innings of work in Tuesday’s 10-4 win over the Cardinals.

Porcello was nearly spotless aside from the sixth inning, when the Cards piled up four hits and all three of their runs. The right-hander struck out six on the night, allowed eight hits and permitted two walks in what was his second straight quality start. He’ll shoot for three in a row in Cleveland the next time out.
Aug 15 - 10:26 PM

Rick Porcello allowed two runs in six-plus innings and led his squad to an 8-2 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

He kept Tampa Bay off the scoreboard through five frames before allowing a pair of solo home runs in the sixth. He went back out for the seventh and allowed the first two batters to reach base before being relieved. Reliever Matt Barnes was able to prevent both runners from scoring. Porcello surrendered just four total hits and two walks while punching out seven in the quality start. Last year he went 22-4 and won the American League Cy Young Award, but this year he is just 6-14 with a 4.63 ERA in 24 starts.
Aug 9 - 10:44 PM

Rick Porcello spanned 5 1/3 innings on Thursday night, allowing seven hits, five runs and two walks in the Red Sox’s win over the White Sox.

He notched six strikeouts while throwing 61 of his 103 pitches for strikes. Porcello was anything but sharp on Thursday but got the win anyway, finally getting some run support from the Red Sox, who poured on nine runs including seven in their first two innings. Thursday snapped a six-start winless streak for Porcello, who hadn’t won since June 23. The reigning Cy Young winner will take a 5-14 record into his next start Wednesday at Tampa Bay.
Aug 3 - 11:15 PM

Rick Porcello surrendered four runs over seven innings in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

Porcello gave up a solo homer to Salvador Perez in the second inning and a three-run shot to Mike Moustakas in the fourth. He’s now allowed 25 home runs on the year, more than he gave up in his Cy Young campaign last year. Porcello is 4-14 with a 4.55 ERA and remains winless dating back to June 23.
Jul 28 - 10:43 PM

Rick Porcello will start Friday against the Royals.

He's moving up a day to take the ball in place of David Price (elbow). Porcello will be going on regular rest. Eduardo Rodriguez will move up to Saturday, and Drew Pomeranz will take the ball Sunday.
Jul 28 - 12:11 PM

Rick Porcello provided the Red Sox length in Sunday's loss to the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits in an eight-inning complete game.

The Red Sox were unable to overcome a 3-2 disadvantage in the top of the ninth, hence Porcello earning the complete game despite not throwing a full nine innings. The 28-year-old right-hander struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. His major bugaboo in this one came in the form of the home run -- Porcello surrendered solo shots to Andrelton Simmons, Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena to account for all of the runs scored on his line. He will carry a 4.52 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into a home start against the Royals next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 23 - 5:53 PM

Rick Porcello yielded three runs -- one earned -- over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Yankees.

Porcello struck out six batters and did not issue a walk, but the Yankees racked up nine hits against him -- including a Didi Gregorius home run in the top of the fifth inning. Last year's American League Cy Young Award winner is now 4-12 on the season with a rough 4.60 ERA. He'll get the Blue Jays at home next.
Jul 16 - 4:24 PM

Rick Porcello allowed just one run in an eight-inning complete game but was hit with a tough luck loss to the Rays on Saturday.

He let in a run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning and that was all it took to lose the game when his teammates got shut out. Porcello registered seven punchouts without issuing a base-on-balls in the masterful effort. He falls to 4-11 on the season with a 4.75 ERA. The defending Cy Young Award winner has 109 strikeouts and 24 walks in 119 1/3 innings and should see more wins and a better ERA in the second half.
Jul 8 - 7:47 PM

Rick Porcello allowed three runs and three hits over 6 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

Porcello gave up a homer to Carlos Gomez with one out in the seventh, ending his night. The Red Sox had a 5-3 lead at that point, but the bullpen failed to hold it. The three hits that Porcello allowed were a season low by two. He's had a fine K/BB ratio throughout, so if he is able to get the hits under control from some combination of better location, better luck and better defense, his ERA should drop steadily.
Jul 4 - 1:32 AM

Rick Porcello took his 10th loss after giving up four runs in six innings Wednesday against the Twins.

Porcello bounced back nicely from a tough first, giving up just a couple of singles over the following four innings, but the sixth started with a walk and a Max Kepler homers. Even with all of the hits he's allowed, Porcello has pitched six innings in 14 straight starts. He has 10 quality starts in 17 tries for the season, which isn't bad at all. The problem is that he's given up three earned runs in five of those, plus three unearned runs in another. He's had just one start all year in which he's allowed one or no runs; last year, he had seven.
Jun 28 - 10:53 PM

Rick Porcello gave up four runs (three earned) in 6 1/3 innings in Friday’s victory over the Angels.

Porcello held the Angels to one run over the first six innings before he ran out of gas in the seventh. While it didn’t end the way he would have hoped, the outing was a step in the right direction for the defending AL Cy Young Award winner. He struck out eight and walked one to secure his first win since May 23. He’ll try to build off this one when he faces the Twins at Fenway next time out.
Jun 23 - 11:14 PM

Rick Porcello was tagged for seven earned runs, 10 hits and a walk with just three strikeouts over six innings in a road loss against the Astros on Saturday.

The defending American League Cy Young Award winner has had an awful season to date, posting a 3-9 mark and 5.05 ERA through 15 starts with a dismal 1.53 WHIP. He is winless since May 23 and he hasn't won on the road since May 6 in Minnesota. Porcello will look to get untracked Friday at Fenway Park against the Angels.
Jun 17 - 11:55 PM

Rick Porcello was hit hard in a no-decision against the Phillies on Monday, giving up five runs on 10 hits over his six frames.

Porcello struck out four in the ballgame while issuing just one free pass. Most of the damage against him came during a four-run uprising in the first inning. The right-hander settled in nicely afterwards though, and did enough to keep his team in the ballgame. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner will carry a troublesome 4.67 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Astros in Houston.
Jun 13 - 12:18 AM

Rick Porcello lost to the Yankees after giving up six runs -- five earned -- in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday.

Porcello gave up a solo homer to Didi Gregorius in the third and a three-run homer to Chris Carter as part of a four-run fourth. He bounced back well enough afterwards that the Red Sox let him start the seventh, but he was charged with an unearned run then after being replaced by Blaine Boyer. Porcello fell to 3-8 with a 4.46 ERA. He actually has a career-high strikeout rate, but he's giving up too many homers and the Red Sox defense isn't playing nearly as well behind him as it did last year.
Jun 7 - 10:07 PM

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