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22 Rick Porcello SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/200 | Birthdate: 12/27/1988 | Birthplace: Morristown, NJ | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 31/11 | Average Draft Position: 166.50
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Red Sox SP Rick Porcello unable to get through the third inning


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) The Red Sox got another sub-par outing from right-hander Rick Porcello on Wednesday night. Porcello lasted just two-plus innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on 10 hits. He need 68 pitches to get through his outing, as the Red Sox fell to the White Sox 9-2.

Porcello (5-11, 5.81 ERA) got off to a poor start, as he allowed a solo home run to Adam Eaton to lead off the game. He gave up another run in the first, before three more runs scored in the second inning. He allowed the first three men to reach in the third, including a solo home run by Alexei Ramirez, before finally being pulled from the game.

This is the second time this month that Porcello was pulled after just two innings. But those two starts were sandwiched around three solid outings. Overall, Porcello posted a 6.95 ERA in five July starts.


Rick Porcello takes no-decision for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed just one run in seven innings, Friday against Detroit. He left with the score tied, however, picking up a no-decision. 

Porcello has just four no-decisions in 19 starts this year. The seven innings was his longest outing since June 3, and the one run his fewest allowed since May 5. Porcello struck out six, the most he's fanned since May 16. 


Red Sox set rotation schedule for weekend series with Tigers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/23/2015) The Red Sox have laid out the rotation plans for their weekend series against the Tigers. Rick Porcello will open the series on Friday. He has a hefty 7.32 ERA over his last seven outings.

Porcello will be followed in the series by Steven Wright and then Eduardo Rodriguez


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello gives up two homers in loss Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was unlucky in his outing against the Angels on Saturday. The right-hander have up three runs--two earned--on four hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out five, but was on the opposite end of a Garrett Richards shutout in the 3-0 loss to the Angels.

Porcello (5-10) gave up an unearned run in the first. Then he gave up a pair of solo home runs to Kole Calhoun in the third and fifth innings, representing the only scoring in the game. 

The outing lowered Porcello's ERA to 5.79. He owns an ugly 6.63 ERA over his last four starts, though he has allowed four in his last two outings. 


Red Sox announce 3 of 4 starters for series vs. Angels


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2015) The Red Sox will open the second half Friday with Wade Miley taking the hill against the Angels, according to The Boston Globe

Rick Porcello will pitch the second game of the series and Eduardo Rodriguez will throw Sunday. However, the Red Sox haven't named a starter for the series finale Monday.

Boston heads into the second half with a 42-47 record and in last place in the AL East.


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello strikes out four in win over Marlins


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello picked up his fifth win of the season on Wednesday against the Marlins.

Porcello allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings of work in a 6-3 win. He struck out four batters and allowed just one run. Porcello's toughest inning came in the fourth, when he allowed two runs on five hits.

Porcello (5-9) now has a 5.90 ERA in 100 2/3 innings this season.


Red Sox to start Wade Miley on Tuesday, Porcello on Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) The Red Sox shuffled their starting rotation and will start pitcher Wade Miley on Tuesday against the Marlins, reports WEEI.com. Miley has won four of his last six starts.

With Miley starting Tuesday, the Red Sox will start Rick Porcello on Wednesday. Porcello is winless in his last eight starts (0-7). 


Red Sox might skip Rick Porcello's next start after dropping to 4-9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello lasted just two innings during Wednesday's 11-2 loss against the Blue Jays, and now his next turn through the rotation might be skipped. Manager John Farrell hinted at the move following Wednesday's game by citing two off-days next week could allow the team to get creative with the rotation.

As for Porcello's shortest start of the season, the right-hander was in trouble from the first batter he faced Wednesday. Jose Reyes and Josh Donaldson led off the game with singles before Edwin Encarnacion launched a one-out, three-run homer. Russell Martin was then hit by a pitch before Justin Smoak parked a two-run homer.

Porcello (4-9) appeared to be doing better in the second inning, as he struck out two of the first three batters he faced. However, Jose Bautista hit a two-out, two-run homer to extended the Toronto lead to 7-0.

"I threw a lot of pitches over the middle of the plate," Porcello said. "Changeup to Encarnacion was low-middle, changeup to Smoak was middle and fastball to Bautista in the second again was middle."

He was charged with seven runs on seven hits and no walks, while striking out three. Porcello is now winless in his last eight starts (0-7). His ERA stands at 6.08 through 16 starts.

"It's been a tough run for him," Farrell said, per MLB.com. "About an eight-start stretch where he continues to battle. But his approach in between starts doesn't change, his preparation doesn't change, and yet the results for the work put in is not there."


Rick Porcello gives up nine hits in no-decision for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Red Sox starter Rick Porcello gave up nine hits over six innings, but he didn't suffer a loss. Porcello had losses in his previous six starts and hasn't won since May 16. 

He escaped with a no-decision in Boston's extra-inning win over Tampa on Friday, giving up three runs and striking out five. Prior to that, Porcello had given up 30 runs in his last six starts, spanning 36 innings. 


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello falls apart in fifth inning


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) The fifth inning proved to be Rick Porcello's downfall Saturday, as the Red Sox starter squandered an early lead in a loss to the Royals. 

Porcello lasted just five innings, allowing six earned runs and eight hits, including all five runs in the fifth as the Red Sox blew a 4-1 advantage.

"There's nothing physically," manager John Farrell said, per MLB.com. "The beginning has been the issue, and we continue to work at talking through game situations and make the awareness be known. But as far as removing out of the rotation, that hasn't been discussed."

Porcello has now lost six straight starts, allowing 30 earned runs over that stretch. 

Porcello has not won since May 16, and his ERA has skyrocketed to 5.61. 


Red Sox P Rick Porcello has rough third inning in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello gave up four earned runs in Monday night's 4-2 loss against the Braves. 

Porcello went 6 1/3 innings and allowed six hits. The Braves did most of their damage in the fourth inning by totaling three runs in that frame. Porcello now has an ERA of 5.29 for the season. 

His next start is projected for Saturday against the Royals. 


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello roughed up, takes loss against Orioles


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello struggled mightily in his team's 5-2 loss against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Porcello tossed 5 1/3 innings, struck out five batters but allowed 10 hits and five earned runs while picking up his sixth loss of the year.

Porcello (4-6) has a 5.26 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings this season.


Red Sox's Farrell: We're not planning to stick with six-man rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) The Red Sox will return to a five-man rotation following this weekend's series against the Athletics, manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday.

“Our plan is not to [stick with six guys],” Farrell said, per WEEI.com. “We’ll get through this weekend where we need all six starters, but coming out of the off-day [Monday], it’s our intent to get back to five starters. We have the remainder of this next series to work through that.”

Farrell said Eduardo Rodriguez will slide between Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello in the rotation. It appears Wade Miley also as a spot in the rotation, so the final spot is down to Joe Kelly and Steven Wright.


Red Sox's Rick Porcello lasts eight innings in loss vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello took the loss on Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits in eight innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 2-0 defeat against the Twins.

"I didn't walk anybody, and I did a better job of staying out of the middle of the plate," Porcello said after the game, per MLB.com. "I didn't give up the home runs that really hurt me the last time out, and the walks. That was the difference."

Porcello (4-5) came into the game in the midst of an awful stretch, as he has surrendered 13 runs in 11 1/3 innings over his last two starts, and while he was able to get back on track with his performance, he still took a loss for the third straight start. His only damage came in the second inning on an RBI double and a sacrifice fly.

"Eight quality innings," manager John Farrell said. "In the second inning, he left a couple of pitches up that they were able to bunch together with a walk for their two runs. Like I said, he became much more efficient as he went. The most encouraging thing, I thought, was in the middle innings and later innings; his two-seamer was in the right part of the zone, down. He put the ball on the ground a number of times. We just couldn't get anything going offensively. Rick certainly gave us an opportunity tonight."

Porcello owns a 5.01 ERA and 55:18 K:BB ratio in 70 innings. He's on track to face the Orioles in Baltimore on Tuesday.


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello gets knocked around on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Red Sox starter Rick Porcello struggled again in Wednesday's loss to the Twins. The right-hander went seven innings, allowing six runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out two, giving up runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings. 

Porcello (4-4) gave up a two-run home run to Aaron Hicks in the fourth and a solo shot to Eddie Rosario in the sixth. Over his last two starts, Porcello has surrendered 13 runs on 14 hits and his ERA now sits at 5.37.

"I got beat by two walks and two home runs. That was it," said Porcello, per MLB.com. "The walks were big. Both of those walks ended up scoring, and then two pitches in the middle of the plate."

He'll look to get back on track in his next start, scheduled for Monday against these same Twins.


Red Sox P Rick Porcello rocked in loss to Angels


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello allowed seven earned runs during Friday night's 12-5 loss to the Angels. 

Porcello was only able to go 4 1/3 innings, with his appearance in the fifth inning a particular disaster for him. Five of the nine runs that inning were credited to Porcello. Porcello struck out four batters while walking three. 

Porcello has now struck out 10 batters over the past two games. He now has an ERA of 5.07 this season. 

His next start is projected for May 27 against the Twins. 


Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello strikes out six in win on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Red Sox starter Rick Porcello gave up two runs, both via home runs, on five hits in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in Boston's 4-2 win over the Mariners.

"I feel good," Porcello said, per MLB.com. "I feel like I have a good fastball. It changes throughout the course of the season, from year to year. Some years you've got more behind it, and this year I feel that way, so we're using the fastball more."

The two home runs were both hit by designated hitter Brad Miller.

Porcello returns to the mound for his next start Friday against the Angels.


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello surrenders nine hits Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello allowed three runs on nine hits over five innings of work during Monday’s 5-4, 11-inning win over the Athletics.

Porcello struck out three batters and walked one during the outing. He received a no-decision for his effort and his ERA went from 4.38 to 4.50 after the outing. Porcello has pitched at least five innings in all seven of his starts this season.

His next expected start is set for Saturday at Seattle.


Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello notches third win of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello tossed seven scoreless innings, scattering eight hits in Boston's 2-0 win over the Rays on Tuesday.

Porcello was able to work out of a couple of jams after putting runners on base. In the fourth inning, Porcello put runners on first and second, but forced Logan Forsythe to line out into a double play. He would finish the inning by striking out Asdrubal Cabrera. Porcello totaled six strikeouts with no walks in the appearance.

Porcello, now 3-2, lowered his ERA to 4.38 and will look to keep rolling Monday against the Athletics.


Red Sox's Rick Porcello allows one run in win vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello earned a win Wednesday, giving up one earned run on just two hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out six in his team's 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

Porcello (2-2) surrendered his only run on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded in the second inning but was able to get a double play to end the inning before any more runs could cross the plate. He then delivered perfect frames in his next four innings before giving up a single and a walk in the seventh but stranding a runner at third.

"He gave us exactly what we needed, seven strong innings," Boston manager John Farrell said. "As much as we talked about starters setting the tone, Rick did exactly that tonight."

Porcello's win Wednesday was his best start of the season, and he now owns a 5.34 ERA and 29:10 K:BB ratio in 32 innings. He'll square off with the Rays next week.


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello strikes out seven in no-decision vs. O's


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed four runs on six hits and two walks during a no-decision Friday at Baltimore. He struck out seven batters in six-plus innings.

Porcello struck out the first five batters he faced and didn't allowed a base runner until Caleb Joseph's one out walk in the third inning.

The game was scoreless until Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning. The Red Sox went ahead 4-2 in the top of the fifth before Everth Cabrera had an RBI single off Porcello in the bottom of the fifth.

Porcello was lifted after allowing a Chris Davis walk and Delmon Young single to open the seventh inning. Davis would eventually score to tie the game and take away the win from Porcello, who is 1-2 through four starts.

The right-hander will be back on the mound Wednesday vs. Toronto.


Red Sox SP Rick Porcello hoping to get back to basics Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) In an effort to lessen his pitch count to allow him to pitch deeper into games, Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello said he's done tinkering with his pitches and hopes to establish his groundball more, reports the Boston Herald.

"Everything at any given point has felt good or felt inconsistent," Porcello said. "I think the most important thing is to get back to strike one, going from there. I've been trying to do a lot of different things. I just need to get back to basics and keep the ball down."

Porcello allowed eight runs to the Orioles in his last start and he is set to start Friday's game at Baltimore.

Manager John Farrell said he would like to see the pitching staff rely more on their strengths.

"It's back to the basics of pitching," Farrell said."This isn't about coming in with a new pitch, or identifying a certain sequence or a certain hitter in a lineup. It's about going out and pitching to your capabilities."


Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello tagged for eight runs Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello had a game to forget Sunday in Boston's 8-3 loss to the Orioles. Porcello allowed eight runs on 12 hits, including two home runs, in five innings of work to pick up his second loss of the season.

"I just didn't execute pitches. I made a lot of mistakes and they hit pretty much every one of them," Porcello said to MLB.com. "I left a lot of fastballs over the plate.

Porcello struggled from the start, allowing a two-run home run to Adam Jones in the first inning. Then he allowed a solo shot to Ryan Flaherty in the second before settling in.

"I thought early on, a 1-0 sinker or a 0-1 sinker that didn’t have the finish to [Adam] Jones for the two-run dinger," manger John Farrell said to WEEI.com. "There ended up being some pitches left up in the strike zone. He had to fight back in the count at times. Left-handers took some good swings against him."

But things unraveled in the fifth when Porcello allowed three of the first four hitters to reach base safely before Travis Snider singled home a run with the bases loaded. Then Manny Machado dropped a sacrifice fly to extend Baltimore's lead.

Porcello, now 1-2, boasts a 6.63 ERA and will look to get back on track Friday against the Orioles again.


Red Sox P Rick Porcello allows 3 earned runs in win over Nationals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello allowed three earned runs on Monday, though his team was still able to defeat the Nationals 9-4. 

Porcello pitched four scoreless innings before giving up two runs in the fifth. He gave up a run each in the seventh and eighth before being replaced by Junichi Tazawa in the ninth. 

Porcello struck out six batters and walked one. He gave up solo home runs to Ryan Zimmerman (fifth inning) and Danny Espinosa (eighth inning). Porcello was credited with the win and is now 1-1 for the season. Through two games, he holds a 3.86 ERA. 

"He went out and established his fastball early on," Red Sox manager John Farrell said to MLB.com. "We know we're going up against a very aggressive-swinging team, so you can make some quality pitches early in the count, hopefully get some quick outs. That seemed to be the case. They're dangerous, obviously. If you leave some pitches in the middle of the plate, they can drive the ball out of the ballpark, which happened on a couple of occasions."

Porcello's next start is expected to take place on Sunday against the Orioles. 


Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello allows three runs in season debut


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello gave up three runs on six hits in six innings of work in Boston's 4-2 loss to the Phillies Wednesday. 

Porcello made it through the first five innings unscathed, allowing just three hits. But in the sixth, Porcello walked one and gave up a single before surrendering a three-run homer to Jeff Francoeur to left center. He finished with four strikeouts in the game and a 4.50 ERA.

Porcello will look to bounce back Monday against the Nationals.