|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||11.00||11.00||0.00||4.10||1.28||140.00||44.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 7.0||0||0|| 5.14||0||2||2|
|vs RHB|| 6.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||0||6|
|Last 10 Games|
|Rick Porcello casts down the Angels Sunday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/14) Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings Sunday against the Angels.
Porcello had some trouble early, giving up a run on three straight singles in the first inning. He would settle in from there, facing more than three batters just once through the rest of his start.
Porcello allowed five hits and one walk during the appearance. He gave up just one run. Porcello's record jumped to 2-1 with the win. His next start will come at Minnesota.
|Tigers alter rotation for series against Angels |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Tigers right-hander Drew Smyly has been moved up to pitch Friday in the opener of the series against the Angels. The team has also announced the Max Scherzer will start Saturday with Rick Porcello to follow on Sunday.
Smyly has yet to make his first season this season, but has pitched six shutout innings with six strikeouts in relief.
|Tigers align rotation plans for upcoming week |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/14) The Tigers announced Sunday their rotation plans heading into a three-game series vs. Cleveland, which starts Tuesday.
Anibal Sanchez will start the series opener, and he will be followed by Drew Smyly and Justin Verlander.
Rick Porcello will then open up a weekend series against the Angels on Friday, and he will be followed by Max Scherzer before the rotation resets. Manager Brad Ausmus wanted to split up Verlander and Scherzer.
|Rick Porcello hit hard in loss to San Diego |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello (1-1) was pegged with his first loss of the season Friday against the Padres in San Diego.
The right-hander was not backed by any run support and was outdueled by San Diego starter Andrew Cashner. Porcello was charged with five runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings of work.
Porcello will make his next start Wednesday at home against Cleveland.
|Strong outing results in win Saturday for Rick Porcello |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello pieced together an encouraging start to his season Saturday and was rewarded with a victory.
Porcello gave up just one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings against Baltimore. He walked two and fanned three. He will seek to make it two in a row next Friday in San Diego against Padres ace Andrew Cashner.
|Ever since his promising 2009 season, Rick Porcello had failed to deliver on the potential he offered as 20-year-old rookie. That changed somewhat last season, as he went from being a contact pitcher who relied on ground balls to an average strikeout pitcher. The relative lack of contact helped Porcello to lower his WHIP from 1.53 in 2012 to 1.28 last year, but his progress was not fully reflected in a 4.32 ERA. That's because Porcello continued to allow a high batting average on grounders (.256, as opposed to the major league average of .240) and a low percentage of stranded runners (68 percent). Pehaps with the Tigers moving Miguel Cabrera from third base to first base and Jose Iglesias getting a full year at shortstop, Porcello can generate more outs and allow fewer runs. At worst, he can be useful as a streaming option in standard mixed leagues, but it may be premature to entrust Porcello with even a late-round pick in those formats.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/14||CHW||7:08 pm||John Danks|
|4/22/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Chris Sale|
|4/23/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Andre Rienzo|
|4/24/14||CHW||1:08 pm||Jose Quintana|
|4/25/14||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|4/26/14||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|4/27/14||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
= probable start