|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||11.00||12.00||0.00||4.30||1.40||112.00||44.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas|| 5.2||1||0|| 1.59||0||1||6|
|vs LHB|| 20.2||0||0|| 3.05||0||4||11|
|vs RHB|| 17.1||0||0|| 9.35||0||4||16|
|05/14/2013||Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU|
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Ernesto Frieri, RP LAA
Jose Valverde, RP DET
|Rick Porcello, SP DET|
David Robertson, RP NYY
Nick Tepesch, SP TEX
Mike Moustakas, 3B KC
|05/14/2013||Rick Porcello, SP DET|
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
|Ervin Santana, SP KC|
Jimmy Paredes, RF HOU
Paul Konerko, 1B CHW
|05/13/2013||Raul Ibanez, DH SEA||Rick Porcello, SP DET|
|Last 10 Games|
|Rick Porcello credits changeup for hot streak|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello is 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 25 innings over his last four starts, and he's crediting his changeup.
"My changeup has been coming around nicely," Porcello told MLB.com "I've been able to get some swings and misses off it lately, especially with two strikes. I'm throwing it to both righties and lefties. It's been a nice pitch for me this year."
Porcello is 2-2 with a 5.92 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 38 innings this season.
|Rick Porcello stays sharp vs. Rangers|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Tigers starter Rick Porcello enjoyed a solid outing as he picked up his second win of the season Friday night against the Rangers.
Porcello surrendered a solo home run to Geovany Soto in the fifth for his only damage of the night. He was charged with one run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out six and walked one in a 2-1 victory.
Porcello has allowed just three runs over his last 11 2/3 innings of work. He is scheduled to start Thursday at home against Minnesota. The right-hander allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in his season debut on April 4 against the Twins.
|Rick Porcello posts third consecutive quality start|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Tigers starter Rick Porcello was left with a no-decision after allowing two runs and four hits over six innings Sunday against Cleveland. Porcello struck out six.
After opening the season with an 11.08 ERA in four starts, Porcello has three-consecutive quality starts, although his ERA is 6.68.
|Rick Porcello has start pushed back to May 12|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello will be skipped in the rotation early next week with the team working around off days Monday and Thursday, MLive.com reports. Porcello will make his next start May 12 against the Indians.
Porcello is coming off his longest outing of the season Thursday, when he allowed three earned runs in seven innings. He'll take a 7.52 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings into his matchup with the Indians.
|Rick Porcello solid again|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello looked like he might not be long for the rotation after his ERA stood at 11.08 in his first four starts, but he has made progress in each of his last two outings. On Thursday, he tossed his longest outing of the season against the Astros.
Porcello tossed seven strong innings for his second quality start in a row, as he limited the Astros to just three runs on five hits. He walked none and struck out seven batters, a season-high. Porcello's only problems came with home runs, as he allowed all three of his runs via the long ball.
Despite his best start of the season, Porcello earned a no-decision in the game. The Tigers won, 7-3, in 14 innings.
Porcello lowered his ERA to 7.52, and he has allowed six runs in 13 1/3 innings over his last two starts. He will try to continue his improved play in his next start, Wednesday against the Nationals.
|To judge by his strikeout, walk and ground ball rates, Rick Porcello had a lot in common with some pretty good pitchers last season. His ratios were not markedly different from those of Tim Hudson, Mark Buehrle, Matt Harrison or Ross Detwiler, but his ERA didn't compare too favorably with the others. Porcello has limited value in Fantasy because of his subpar strikeout rates, but similar rates haven't stopped the likes of Hudson and Harrison from enjoying mixed league popularity. The sinkerballer has improved in his ability to avoid homers, but consistent struggles with stranding baserunners and avoiding hits on balls in play have ruined his Fantasy stats. Maybe the Tigers' poor infield defense shoulders some of the blame, but until we see better results from Porcello, he will be best left for your AL-only rosters. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Derek Holland|
|5/21/13||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Corey Kluber|
|5/22/13||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|5/23/13||MIN||7:08 pm||Scott Diamond|
|5/24/13||MIN||7:08 pm||Pedro Hernandez|
|5/25/13||MIN||4:08 pm||Kevin Correia|
|5/26/13||MIN||1:08 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
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