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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 allowed two runs over just three innings Monday to take a no-decision in Monday's ALDS Game 4 loss to the Astros.
It was a struggle for the reigning Cy Young winner from the jump. He was able to escape the first inning having given up just one run even as he allowed four baserunners and a wild pitch. Porcello then permitted four more baserunners in the second and gave up another tally. The righty was able to pitch around a two-out double in the third before the Red Sox turned things over to Chris Sale, who pitched well but ultimately gave up the lead. It ends what was a disappointing season for Porcello. Oct 9 - 5:51 PM

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Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Sunday that Rick Porcello will start in Game 4 of the ALDS.

The Red Sox don't want to have to push Chris Sale on short rest in Game 4, though he could be available out of the bullpen if the Red Sox fall behind in that contest. Ideally, they'd like to save their star southpaw for a decisive Game 5. So it'll be the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner looking to extend the series for the Red Sox on Monday.
Oct 8 - 7:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that, "ideally," Rick Porcello would start a potential ALDS Game 4.

It's going to be Porcello on Monday if the Red Sox win Sunday and the righty isn't needed in relief. That sets up Chris Sale to take the ball in a potential Game 5. The reigning American League Cy Young winner pitched a scoreless inning of relief in Game 1. Houston will start Charlie Morton in Game 4 if they don't close things out in Game 3.
Oct 8 - 1:49 PM

Rick Porcello won Wednesday despite allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays.

Porcello avoided 20 losses by going 2-0 in his final three starts, even though he pitched well in just one of those outings. He's still going to finish as the major league leader with his 17 losses, one year after winning 22 and claiming the Cy Young Award. The whole thing can be written off if he pitches better in October, but it's going to be hard to count on that happening.
Sep 27 - 10:40 PM

Rick Porcello lasted just four innings and gave up four runs Friday versus the Reds.

It was his shortest outing of the season. Porcello gave up a grand slam to Scooter Gennett in the first inning, but he at least hung in there for the Red Sox to make a comeback later. The 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner fanned three and walked three in the no-decision. He’s now sitting on a disappointing 4.55 ERA through 32 starts, with an AL-leading 36 homers allowed.
Sep 22 - 10:48 PM

Rick Porcello allowed one unearned run in 7 1/3 innings to claim a 3-1 win over the Rays on Saturday.

He left the game with a shutout but an inherited runner came around to score an unearned run against the bullpen. Porcello wasn't dominant, striking out just three batters. He allowed five hits and one walk and scattered them out to keep the Rays off the board. Most importantly he kept the ball in the yard, which has been a problem for him this year. He has served up 35 homers -- by far a career high and more than any other pitcher this year. Last year's Cy Young winner improves to 10-17 with a 4.46 ERA through 31 starts. Next up is an interleague road start against the Reds on Friday.
Sep 16 - 9:31 PM

Rick Porcello gave up two runs in five innings on Sunday in a loss to Tampa Bay.

Porcello was better than his previous start, but that's not saying much considering he gave up seven runs against the Blue Jays on Monday. He gave up five hits, walked three and struck out four. It's the 17th loss of the year for the 2016 Cy Young winner, and his ERA sits at 4.64. He'll get a chance to lower that on Saturday when the Red Sox travel to Tampa Bay.
Sep 10 - 5:21 PM

Rick Porcello was lit up for seven earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Porcello dominated Toronto in his final start of August, but the wheels fell off for him early on Monday night. Kendrys Morales belted a three-run homer in the top of the first inning, Jose Bautista hit a solo shot in the top of the third, and the Jays poured on three more runs before Porcello was lifted in the top of the sixth. The right-hander is now 9-16 with a 4.67 ERA. Up next is a start at home against the Rays.
Sep 4 - 11:05 PM

Rick Porcello picked up his ninth win after allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings and striking out seven against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

J.A. Happ matched Porcello for six innings, but the Red Sox came up with two runs in the top of the seventh and four more in the eighth on their way to a 7-1 win. For Porcello, it was a fourth quality start in his last five outings. He ends up 5-1 with a 4.04 ERA in August.
Aug 30 - 10:18 PM

Rick Porcello was destroyed in Friday's loss to the Orioles, allowing 11 runs (four earned) on nine hits over his 4 2/3 innings.

Porcello struck out four and walked one during the forgettable outing. The O's got to him early and often in this one, striking for two runs in the first, three in the second and one in the third before breaking the game open and chasing Porcello with a seven-run fifth. The reigning American League Cy Young award winner will carry a disappointing 4.57 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Aug 25 - 10:52 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
3Blake Swihart
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Josh Rutledge
5Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Rajai Davis
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Doug Fister
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Addison Reed
3Joe Kelly
4Matt Barnes
5Carson Smith
6Heath Hembree
7Fernando Abad
8Brandon Workman
9Blaine Boyer
10Austin Maddox
11Robbie Ross
12Tyler Thornburg
13Robby Scott
14Roenis Elias