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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rick Porcello was pounded for six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in two-plus innings by the White Sox on Wednesday.
Just when it looked like Porcello might have gotten it together (5 ER in 18 IP last three starts), he finds himself right back at square one tonight. He's lost nine of his last 10 decisions, and his ERA is back up to 5.81 now. This is just completely and totally a lost year for him. Jul 29 - 11:59 PM

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Rick Porcello fared well in a no-decision against his former club on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over seven strong innings.

Porcello punched out six on the night and didn't issue a free pass. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI single by Ian Kinsler in the third inning. While he has been a major disappointment for the Red Sox this season, he owns a 2.50 ERA and 14/4 K/BB ratio over 18 innings in his last three starts, so perhaps he's turning the corner. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out on Wednesday.
Jul 24 - 11:01 PM

Rick Porcello yielded three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

It was another mediocre outing from Porcello, but it's not like he got much help from his defense. Pablo Sandoval's error led to a run in the second, and Porcello had to pitch around a leadoff double in the fourth on a ball that Mookie Betts should have caught. Still, Porcello has only himself to blame for Kole Calhoun's two homers. He's given up 18 in 105 2/3 innings this season, matching his total from 204 2/3 innings in 2014 and 177 innings in 2013. That's simply not Hanley Ramirez's fault.
Jul 18 - 11:55 PM

Rick Porcello won for the first time since May 16, yielding only two runs in six innings of work on Wednesday against the Marlins.

Porcello had lost seven games and received one no-decision since his last win. The floundering Marlins were just what the doctor ordered. The right-hander scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out four. Both runs scored on RBI singles in the fourth inning. Porcello enters the All-Star break with a 5.90 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 79/23 K/BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings. He'll hope to start fresh in the second half, when he opens up in Los Angeles versus the Angels.
Jul 8 - 10:32 PM

Rick Porcello was hammered for seven earned runs over two innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Porcello yielded five runs in the first inning and two more in the second in another awful outing. The 26-year-old right-hander now has a 6.08 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over his first 16 starts with the Red Sox. He is not looking anything like a $20 million per year pitcher.
Jul 1 - 3:50 PM

Rick Porcello took a no-decision Friday against the Rays after giving up three runs in six innings.

He struck out five and walked one. Porcello gave up one run over the first five innings, but the Rays tied things up in the sixth, which extended his winless streak to seven starts. His first season in Boston hasn't gone according to plan, as he owns a 5.54 ERA through 15 starts.
Jun 26 - 11:03 PM

Rick Porcello struggled in Saturday's loss to the Royals, yielding six runs over five innings.

Gifted a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Porcello opted to give it all back in one disastrous inning of baseball that included a hit-by-pitch, a balk, a two-run homer and five total runs plated by the Royals. This outing represented more of the same for Porcello, whose numbers include a bloated 5.61 ERA, a questionable 1.34 WHIP and a 67/21 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings. He'll search for anything vaguely resembling hope when he takes on the Rays at Tropicana in his next start.
Jun 20 - 11:16 PM

Rick Porcello earned his seventh loss of the season, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings to the Braves on Monday.

Three runs came in the fourth inning, when the Braves used four singles, a stolen base, and Porcello's wild pitch to spark a rally. The right-hander gave up six hits and a walk while striking out five. He has yet to gather any kind of momentum, spinning his wheels with a 5.29 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 65/19 K/BB ratio over 81 2/3 innings. Porcello will try for better results in his next start in Kansas City versus the Royals.
Jun 15 - 10:23 PM

Rick Porcello yielded five runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Orioles.

No luck for Porcello tonight. A bunt against the shift and then an unconverted double-play ball kicked off a two-run second, and three more singles led to two runs in the sixth. Porcello struck out five, walked none and allowed no homers, but the BABIP gods got him good.
Jun 10 - 10:27 PM

Rick Porcello took a loss after holding the Twins to two runs in eight innings on Wednesday.

Porcello allowed just one hit over his final six innings of work, but while he did his job tonight, the Red Sox offense didn't. It's his third straight loss.
Jun 3 - 9:38 PM

Rick Porcello was tagged for six runs in seven innings by the Twins in Wednesday's loss.

Porcello surrendered two homers for the fourth time already this year. That's tied for the most multihomer games he's given up since 2009. Still, he might have gotten away with the homers if not for a fluky three-run third inning today. The rally started with a walk on a pitch that looked like strike-three and the big blow was a little blooper from Torii Hunter that barely landed fair over the first-base big, resulting in a two-run single.
May 27 - 3:57 PM

Rick Porcello was tagged for seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday.

It was his shortest outing of the season. Porcello gave up two runs over the first four innings before coming unglued in the fifth, which ended up being a nine-run inning for the Angels. The final run was charged to him after he was pulled from the ballgame. His ERA jumped from 4.26 to 5.07 with the clunker. He'll try to wipe the slate clean with a start against the Twins on the road next week.
May 23 - 12:15 AM

Rick Porcello held the Mariners to two runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a 4-2 win for the Red Sox.

Porcello gave up solo jacks to Brad Miller in the first and fifth innings, but he was otherwise dominant. The right-hander struck out six batters while moving to 4-2 on the year with a 4.26 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 44/13 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. He'll try to stay hot next week against the Angels.
May 17 - 12:12 AM

Rick Porcello gave up three runs in five innings, taking a no-decision as the Red Sox won 5-4 in 11 innings against the Athletics on Monday.

The Athletics scored exactly one run in each of the third, fourth, and fifth innings to take Porcello out of the running for a win. He gave up nine hits overall and walked one while striking out three. The right-hander's numbers aren't what the Red Sox expected, as he owns a 4.50 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP and a 38/11 K/BB ratio in 44 innings. Porcello will look for better results his next time out, when he faces the Mariners at Safeco Field.
May 12 - 2:14 AM

Rick Porcello scattered eight hits over seven scoreless innings to pick up the win versus the Rays on Tuesday.

All eight hits were singles. As he didn't issue any walks and struck out six, he made it difficult for the Rays to do much of anything with an extra-base hit. The Red Sox entered Tuesday's action with the AL's worst starting rotation ERA at 5.73, so they badly needed Porcello's strong outing. Porcello now has a 4.38 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 35/10 K/BB ratio in 39 innings. He'll look for more of the same when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland next.
May 5 - 10:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
CF1Mookie Betts
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Alejandro De Aza
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Jean Machi
6Robbie Ross
7Justin Masterson
8Jonathan Aro
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro