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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Rays on Saturday.
Porcello gave up three runs in the third inning but settled down to hold them scoreless the rest of his time. He gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out nine in the outing. The right-hander improved to a ridiculous 22-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with the win. He'll get one final stab at the 2016 regular season Friday against the Blue Jays. Sep 24 - 10:06 PM

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Rick Porcello was brilliant in Baltimore on Monday, holding the Orioles to two runs on four hits in a 5-2 complete game victory.

Porcello was incredibly economical, needing just 89 pitches to go the distance. He struck out seven batters on the night as he picked up his league-leading 21st win. Porcello hasn't posted a non-quality start since his second outing of the second half back on July 24. He'll take on the Rays in Tampa over the weekend.
Sep 19 - 9:58 PM

Despite limiting the Orioles to one run in eight innings, Rick Porcello took his first home loss of the season on Wednesday.

Porcello had been 13-0 at Fenway this year. This rated as one of his very best efforts of the season -- in fact, it's the first time he's pitched at least eight innings while allowing no more than one run -- but it just wasn't quite enough in a 1-0 game.
Sep 14 - 11:23 PM

Rick Porcello became the first 20-game winner in Major League Baseball this season, limiting the Blue Jays to two runs on six hits over seven strong innings.

The critical victory gives the Red Sox a two-game advantage over the Jays in their quest for the division crown in the American League East. Porcello racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing only one free pass. The only damage against him came on a two-run single by Devon Travis in the third inning. The 27-year-old has emerged as the ace of the Red Sox staff this season, compiling a 3.21 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 161/29 K/BB ratio across 193 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Orioles his next time out at home on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 11:17 PM

Rick Porcello improved his record to 19-3 by holding the Athletics to two runs in seven innings, leading the Red Sox to an 11-2 victory on Saturday.

He struck out just two batters but didn't issue any free passes and gave up only four base hits. As bad as he was last year it is hard to believe that he has a legitimate shot at a Cy Young Award this year. He has a 19-3 record and 3.23 ERA and could possibly reach 25 wins with a sub-3.00 ERA by season's end. He has an average strikeout rate and an excellent walk rate, currently with 154 strikeouts and 28 walks in 186 2/3 innings.
Sep 4 - 12:59 AM

Rick Porcello moved to 18-3 Monday, limiting the Rays to three runs over seven frames in a 9-4 victory.

He gave up six hits and struck out seven without issuing a walk. Porcello has now recorded seven straight quality starts and has quality starts in 11 of his last 12 tries. His first season in Boston was really rough, but Porcello has been excellent in his second go-round. He'll go up against the A's in Oakland in his next trip to the hill.
Aug 29 - 10:45 PM

Rick Porcello racked up eight strikeouts over seven strong innings on Friday, defeating his former club to earn his 17th victory of the season.

Porcello allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. The only blemish on his evening was a two-run blast off the bat of J.D. Martinez in the second inning. Porcello has been every bit the ace that the Red Sox needed him to be, registering a 17-3 record, 3.22 ERA and 1.04 WHIP through 165 innings. He'll take on the Rays his next time out in Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Aug 19 - 10:00 PM

Rick Porcello turned in a nice performance in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings.

Porcello struck out four without walking a batter on the afternoon. Michael Bourn cracked a solo home run off him in the fourth inning, but the Red Sox had already provided him with a 9-0 cushion and he was never in danger of blowing that ginormous lead. He has now lasted at least seven innings in each of his last four starts. Porcello will try to make it five in-a-row when he takes his 3.30 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into a road waltz with the Tigers next time out.
Aug 14 - 5:27 PM

Rick Porcello limited the Yankees to two runs over eight innings of work in a 5-3 victory on Tuesday.

He yielded seven hits, walked one and struck out six, tossing 110 pitches over eight superb frames. Porcello has notched a quality start in seven of his last eight trips to the mound, lowering his ERA from 3.93 to 3.40. He's now 15-3 on the season. Porcello really struggled in his first season in Boston but has made up for it with a terrific 2016 campaign. He'll face the Diamondbacks over the weekend.
Aug 9 - 11:45 PM

Rick Porcello took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs in eight innings Wednesday against the Mariners.

All three runs came on solo homers. Porcello allowed just one other hit and one walk in his second straight complete game. He's now 14-3 with a 3.46 ERA.
Aug 4 - 1:08 AM

Rick Porcello gave up only two runs in a dominant complete game five-hitter to lead the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Angels on Friday.

He fanned three batters without issuing any walks to raise his record to an impressive 14-2. The win puts him in a four-way tie for the major league lead. Only three starting pitchers have a better walk rate than Porcello this year. He will take his 3.47 ERA into a matchup with the Mariners on Wednesday.
Jul 30 - 1:22 AM

Rick Porcello pitched poorly in Sunday's win over the Twins, yielding five runs (four earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Porcello did strike out eight, but he struggled to maintain his consistency and surrendered a pair of runs in the second, one in the fifth and two more in the seventh before being relieved of duty. The 27-year-old right-hander still holds a perfectly reasonable 3.57 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will hit the road for a date with the Angels next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 24 - 7:04 PM

Rick Porcello allowed four hits over 6 1/3 innings as the Red Sox shut out the Giants 4-0 on Tuesday.

The Red Sox have won each of Porcello's last six starts, and the right-hander is now 12-2 on the season. He'll get the Twins at home next time out on Sunday.
Jul 19 - 10:34 PM

Rick Porcello allowed a lone run over seven innings of work Saturday, leading the Red Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Porcello gave up a solo home run to the second batter he faced, but he scattered five hits without issuing a free pass over the rest of his time. He struck out five in the outing. The win moved him to 11-2 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through 18 first-half starts. Arguably a deserving All-Star, Porcello will settle for numbers that rank among the best in the American League heading into the second half.
Jul 9 - 10:22 PM

Rick Porcello gave up four runs on 12 hits over six innings Monday but the Red Sox beat the Rangers.

Porcello notched his 10th win despite allowing four runs in the top of the first inning and a season-high in the hits department. The right-hander didn't walk anybody, and one of those four first-inning runs went as unearned. He'll hope for better luck (and defense) as he carries a 10-2 record, 3.82 ERA, and 1.19 WHIP into his next start at home against the Rays. Porcello has an impressive 92/21 K/BB ratio in 106 innings this season.
Jul 4 - 5:24 PM

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