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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
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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

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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

Rick Porcello was saddled with a no-decision against his former club on Sunday, allowing four runs (three earned) on 11 hits over six-plus innings against the Tigers.

The reigning American League Cy Young award winner punched out eight on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. The Tigers were able to push across single runs in the first, second and fourth innings before Nick Castellanos greeted him with a go-ahead solo homer to lead off the seventh. He'll carry a 4.38 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Rays at Fenway Park.
Apr 9 - 4:41 PM

Rick Porcello was charged with three runs over 6 1/3 innings of work in Monday's 5-3 victory over the Pirates.

The reigning American League Cy Young winner yielded six hits, walked one and recorded five punchouts. Porcello looked to tire in the seventh, giving up a single, double and RBI single before being pulled. Matt Barnes allowed both inherited runners to score to inflate Porcello's line a bit, but it was still a nice showing. Porcello gets his former team, the Tigers, in Detroit this weekend.
Apr 3 - 6:18 PM

Rick Porcello surrendered two runs in four innings Wednesday in his start against the Twins.

The runs came right off the bat on a single, a triple and a groundout with one out in the first. Porcello allowed just two more hits and walked none. He struck out four. He ends the spring with a 7.07 ERA, but that's still quite a bit better than the 9.77 ERA that preceded his Cy Young campaign last year.
Mar 29 - 4:04 PM

Rick Porcello pitched in a minor league game Thursday.

The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner gave up five runs over four innings in his last Grapefruit League start, pushing his spring ERA to 8.10. Ian Browne of MLB.com says Porcello looked "free and easy" with "sharp downward movement" on his two-seamer Thursday. Porcello will start on Opening Day for Boston.
Mar 23 - 12:58 PM

Rick Porcello coughed up five runs in four innings but the Red Sox beat the Twins 12-5 on Saturday.

The defending Cy Young Award winner gave up a whopping nine hits and three walks and failed to strike out a batter. He has an 8.10 ERA through 10 innings of Grapefruit League action. There is no reason to worry as he is likely just working off some rust in preparation for the regular season. He went 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 223 innings to bring home the hardware last year. He has already been designated the Red Sox' starter on Opening Day.
Mar 18 - 6:33 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Wednesday that Rick Porcello will be the Opening Day starter.

Yes, the Red Sox have Chris Sale, but it's a reward for Porcello's Cy Young Award-winning campaign. Farrell said he informed Porcello of his decision way back on the first day of camp.
Mar 15 - 11:51 AM

X-rays on Rick Porcello's right thumb turned up negative.

Porcello was struck in the hand by a grounder during his Grapefruit League start Wednesday against the Mets and still had some swelling Thursday morning. He's in line to pitch in an intrasquad game Monday, but the Red Sox could push that back as a precautionary measure.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mar 9 - 10:23 AM

Rick Porcello gave up four runs in three-plus innings Wednesday against the Mets.

This is more the spring training Porcello we've come to expect, not the one who pitched three scoreless innings in his debut last Friday. Porcello had a 9.77 ERA in four starts last spring before his Cy Young campaign.
Mar 8 - 5:09 PM

Rick Porcello fanned four while working three scoreless innings Friday against the Braves.

Porcello was making his first official outing of the spring today. He's had really poor results in two of the last three Grapefruit League campaigns, including last year, when he had a 9.77 ERA in four starts before having a pretty good year for Boston.
Mar 3 - 5:16 PM

Rick Porcello, who was on the provisional roster, declined an invitation to play for the United States in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner wants to instead focus on building up his arm strength and preparing for the regular season. The 28-year-old finally put it all together in his second season with the Red Sox, going 22-4 with a sparkling 3.15 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 189/32 K/BB ratio across 223 innings.
Jan 21 - 10:09 AM

Rick Porcello was named as the winner of the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award on Tuesday.

The award is officially sanctioned by MLB and was voted on by the 30 club beat reporters from MLB.com. Porcello missed some time with triceps inflammation in 2015 and finished with a disappointing 4.92 ERA over 28 starts during his first season with the Red Sox, but he won the AL Cy Young Award this year after posting a 3.15 ERA and 189/32 K/BB ratio over 223 innings while winning 22 games.
Source: MLB.com
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 03:24:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robby Scott
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Ben Taylor