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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 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

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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

Rick Porcello logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Orioles, surrendering three runs on eight hits over his six innings of work.

Porcello walked one and punched out five on the night. He fell behind early in this one, allowing solo homers to Seth Smith and Manny Machado in the first inning, but settled in nicely afterwards. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner now sits at a disappointing 3-7 on the season to go with his 4.24 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 73/14 K/BB ratio in 74 1/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Yankees in New York on Thursday.
Jun 2 - 10:39 PM

Rick Porcello logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Mariners, allowing two runs on 11 hits across 6 1/3 innings.

The right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking one. While he allowed a plethora of baserunners, he was able to bear down and make quality pitches to get him out of several sticky situations. Now 3-6 on the season, he'll carry a disappointing 4.21 ERA and 1.48 WHIP into Friday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
May 28 - 4:53 PM

Rick Porcello picked up his third win after allowing five runs -- four earned -- and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Rangers.

Porcello has been anything but stellar of late, but this would have gone down as a quality start had John Farrell lifted him after six innings. Instead, Farrell pressed his luck and was fortunate that Porcello was charged with just two runs after four of the five Rangers to bat against him reached base. If nothing else, Porcello has gone six innings in nine of his 10 starts. He has a fine 62/12 K/BB ratio in 62 innings, but he leads the AL with 77 hits allowed.
May 23 - 11:16 PM

Rick Porcello surrendered four runs in six innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Porcello's 58/12 K/BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings suggests he should be doing better than a 4.23 ERA, but he leads the AL with 66 hits allowed to date. He benefitted from a good amount of luck on his way to winning a Cy Young Award last year. He's dealing with the other side of the coin right now.
May 18 - 12:57 AM

Rick Porcello logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Rays, allowing five runs (three earned) on nine hits over six frames.

Porcello punched out seven on the night and didn't walk a batter. The big blow against him was a two-run homer by Evan Longoria, capping off a four-run uprising in the fifth inning. He hasn't been able to replicate his Cy Young Award performance from a season ago, going 2-5 with a 4.01 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through his first eight starts. He'll try to turn things around when he battles the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday.
May 12 - 10:36 PM

Rick Porcello earned his second victory of the season on Saturday, hurling seven innings of one-run ball against the Twins.

The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner fanned six and didn't walk a batter in the contest. The only blemish on his afternoon was a third inning solo homer by Robbie Grossman. The Red Sox staked him to an early 7-0 lead and it was smooth sailing from there. He'll carry a 3.95 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Friday's start against the Rays.
May 6 - 6:25 PM

Rick Porcello pitched six innings of two-run ball Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

Porcello did his job, striking out seven and walking none in the loss. He just hasn't gotten any support of late. In fact, the Red Sox haven't scored with him in the game in any of his last three starts. He's 1-4 with a 4.46 ERA.
May 1 - 10:35 PM

Rick Porcello fanned nine while allowing three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Porcello dropped to 1-3, but his outings have definitely been getting better. Another Cy Young isn't in the cards, but he figures to remain valuable in mixed leagues all year.
Apr 26 - 11:13 PM

Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox has been postponed due to rain.

The forecast is a rough one in Boston, so they got this decision out of the way early. It's worth noting that more rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday's game will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday July 16. Rick Porcello and Luis Severino will presumably be pushed back a day in their respective rotations.
Apr 25 - 2:55 PM

Rick Porcello allowed three unearned runs over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Porcello might have overcome one error to start the second inning tonight, but back-to-back miscues from Pablo Sandoval and Mitch Moreland doomed him. The Jays went on to rack up three singles in the frame, scoring three runs. Porcello was pretty great, though. He didn't allow an extra-base hit all night, and he walked just one.
Apr 19 - 10:30 PM

Rick Porcello was blasted for eight runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.

Porcello gave up a career-high four home runs along the way, including a grand slam to Logan Morrison in the third inning. He was pulled in the fifth after Brad Miller and Steven Souza went back-to-back. It was his shortest start since July 29, 2015. The defending AL Cy Young Award winner saw his ERA jump from 4.38 to 7.56 with the nightmare outing. He’ll attempt to bounce back next week against the Blue Jays on the road.
Apr 14 - 11:34 PM

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