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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rick Porcello gave up two runs over eight innings in a no-decision against the Twins Tuesday.
Porcello surrendered seven hits, three of which came from Kennys Vargas, and walked two. He finished the eighth inning trailing, but the Tigers came back in the ninth to let him off the hook. As it is, Porcello remains 15-11 with a 3.19 ERA on the year. The right-hander still has two starts left this year to try to improve on his career year, with the next coming Monday against the White Sox. Sep 16 - 10:55 PM

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Rick Porcello pitched well, but was handed his 11th loss despite holding the Royals to two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

James Shields was not to be out-dueled on this evening, as the Tigers fell back into second place in the AL Central. The Royals did not hit Porcello particularly hard -- all seven of their hits were singles -- but were able to properly bunch them together to squeak out a pair of runs. Porcello issued zero walks and struck out seven. The right-hander will bring a 3.27 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 117/34 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's road start against the Twins.
Sep 10 - 11:21 PM

Rick Porcello was tagged for 11 hits and six runs -- three earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

The Sox certainly got to Porcello, but his teammates committing four errors behind him didn't help his cause, either. The right-hander struck out seven, walking just one. The loss dropped Porcello to 15-9 with a 3.10 ERA. He's got an interleague matchup with the Giants on tap for Friday.
Aug 31 - 5:49 PM

Rick Porcello earned his 15th win on Tuesday, limiting the Yankees to two runs over eight innings.

Both runs came on Jacoby Ellsbury solo home runs. Other than the speedy center fielder, the Yankees' lineup was able to accomplish precious little against Porcello, who yielded nine hits without walking a batter and striking out two. The 25-year-old has been masterful this season, sporting a 3.06 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 102/32 K/BB ratio. He'll attempt to earn his 16th win in Sunday's road start against the White Sox.
Aug 26 - 11:18 PM

Rick Porcello was stellar on Wednesday, blanking the Rays over nine innings en route to his 14th win.

This is Porcello's third shutout of the season, the most in the American League and tying him with Henderson Alvarez for the MLB lead. The Rays couldn't get anything going against the right-hander, as Porcello yielded only three hits and no walks while striking out four. The effort lowers his ERA to 3.10 and he has a 1.12 WHIP and 100/32 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Porcello will face the Yankees at home in his next start on Tuesday.
Aug 20 - 9:56 PM

Rick Porcello was knocked around in Friday’s loss to the Mariners, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over his six innings of work.

The M’s broke things open with a three-run uprising in the second inning, then tacked on single runs in each of the next three frames. Even with the rough outing, Porcello has been terrific this season, sporting a 13-8 record, 3.28 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 96/32 K/BB ratio. He’ll look to get back in the win column when he squares off against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Aug 15 - 9:59 PM

Rick Porcello was saddled with a loss in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing a run on three hits and a pair of walks in his two innings of relief.

With the Tigers entire bullpen exhausted in the marathon ballgame, Porcello was called upon to work in the 18th inning. He had been scheduled to start on Tuesday, but that will surely be pushed back now, with Robbie Ray expected to slot in a day earlier.
Aug 10 - 7:49 PM

Rick Porcello took a hard-luck loss Thursday after giving up a run over seven innings against the Yankees.

Porcello has been hurt by a lack of run support a few times recently, but he can still hardly complain. After all, he has a 74-56 lifetime record despite an ERA right at the league average. He's currently 13-6 with a career-best 3.08 ERA this year. He's tied with teammate Max Scherzer and five National Leaguers for the major league lead in victories.
Aug 7 - 4:09 PM

Rick Porcello struck out ten over eight innings in Saturday's 11-5 win over the Rockies.

Don't be fooled by that score. Porcello only allowed two runs and was in control of this one throughout his time on the mound. We should be used to it by now. He struck out ten, walked two and allowed five hits. Porcello's now 13-5 on the season, to go with a 3.18 ERA. If you had faith that the young pitcher would finally have the breakout his peripherals had been hinted at, your faith is being rewarded now.
Aug 2 - 11:43 PM

Rick Porcello allowed only an unearned run over seven innings but left without factoring in the decision Sunday against the Angels.

The only run the Angels scored on Porcello's watch was one he gave them, as his throwing error allowed Erick Aybar to score in the fifth inning. Otherwise, Porcello shut down the Angels, giving up five hits while striking out six. The right-hander remains tied for the American League lead in wins with 12, and he'll take a 3.24 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into an interleague matchup with the Rockies on Saturday.
Jul 27 - 8:11 PM

Rick Porcello pitched seven innings of three-run ball in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The start was almost identical to his last start (against the Royals), as Porcello scattered five hits and struck out five without walking a batter in Arizona. Had Detroit's bullpen held onto a 4-3 eighth inning lead, Porcello would have picked up his thirteenth win. Alas, it was not to be. While he's only striking out 5.05 per nine innings, he's also posting the lowest WHIP of his career (1.18) to go with his 3.42 ERA. Porcello takes on the Angels in his next start.
Jul 23 - 1:05 AM

Rick Porcello fired seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Tigers' 5-1 defeat of the Royals.

It was a terrific bounceback performance from Porcello, who was shelled for seven runs on 11 hits last Sunday by the Rays. Porcello scattered six hits Saturday in Kansas City and struck out three. He'll wrap up the first half with a 12-5 record, 3.39 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP. The right-hander is tied for the American League lead in wins.
Jul 12 - 10:26 PM

Rick Porcello was hit hard in Sunday’s loss to the Rays, surrendering seven runs on 11 hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

Porcello walked one and struck out two on the night. Coming into the game after two consecutive shutouts, the Rays came out swinging as they put up three runs in the first inning and refused to let up on the gas. Up as part of the final vote for the 2014 All-Star game, Porcello will carry an 11-5 record, 3.61 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 64/25 K/BB ratio into his final start of the season’s first half when he takes on the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.
Jul 6 - 11:22 PM

Rick Porcello improved to 11-4, shutting the Athletics out over nine innings on Tuesday.

Porcello needed only 95 pitches to complete his second consecutive shutout and run his consecutive innings streak up to 19. He last allowed a run in the sixth inning on June 15 against the Twins. The right-hander allowed just four hits, didn't walk a batter, and didn't record a strikeout. Recording 18 of 27 outs on the ground helps in that regard. Porcello will take a 3.12 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 62/24 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Rays at home.
Jul 1 - 9:25 PM

Rick Porcello got his 10th win with a three-hit shutout over the Rangers on Thursday.

It marked the second complete game and the first shutout of the 25-year-old's career, now in his sixth season in the majors. Porcello allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out six on the evening. The right-hander is having the best season of his career following years of mediocrity, now sporting a 3.41 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and a 62/24 K/BB ratio in 97 2/3 innings. He'll look to keep the ball rolling in next week's home start against the Athletics.
Jun 26 - 11:09 PM

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