Rick Porcello SP BOS 6 days ago

Porcello (triceps) was officially activated from the DL to start Wednesday's game against the Mets.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

The Boston Red Sox placed starting pitcher Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to soreness and inflammation in his right triceps, according to the Boston Herald. Porcello lasted just two innings in his last start Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, allowing six runs on 10 hits and one walk. Reliever Ryan Cook, who was acquired in a trade with the Oakland A's on Friday, was added to the 25-man roster in a corresponding move. "We feel like it’s a short-term thing, but at the same time we need to back him out of there,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “He wasn’t going to be able to throw a bullpen today. While the symptoms are improving there is still soreness there, so he goes on the disabled list.” The Red Sox have yet to name a replacement for Porcello's next scheduled start, which comes Tuesday against the New York Yankees.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello (5-9) held Miami to two runs on eight hits and one walk to go with four strikeouts in six innings Wednesday.

Porcello snapped a career-worst seven-game losing streak to help the surging Red Sox win their season-high fourth straight game. In his previous start, Porcello had given up seven runs in only two innings.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello will start Wednesday against the Marlins, the Providence Journal reports.

There had been some talk of skipping Porcello's turn through the rotation, but instead Boston will skip Justin Masterson and give Porcello an extra day of preparation. He will be paired with catcher Ryan Hanigan, who said he has some ideas that might help the struggling Porcello, who has an unsightly 8.18 ERA in his last eight starts.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Manager John Farrell has not committed to Porcello making his next start Tuesday, the Providence Journal reports.

With an off day in the schedule Monday, the Red Sox could have Porcello throw a bullpen session or two to work on his pitch execution. They could skip his turn through the rotation and have him pitch later in the week against the Marlins or Yankees.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello allowed seven runs on seven hits in two innings in Wednesday's loss to Toronto. He served up three more homers and has now allowed 16 long balls in 16 starts.

Porcello's grasp on a rotation spot is shaky right now, as his ERA ballooned to 6.08, the second highest in the majors. He's scheduled to start next Tuesday against the Marlins, but with some days off coming, the Red Sox could skip Porcello's turn right through the All-Star break.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello went six innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, allowing three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five.

The right-hander had a 3-1 lead heading into the sixth, but allowed back-to-back hits to open the frame and later uncorked a wild pitch to allow the tying run to cross the plate. Porcello was able to break his streak of six consecutive outings with a loss, but his 5.54 ERA is the fifth-worst among qualifiers. Only Kyle Lohse, Kyle Kendrick, Jeremy Guthrie and CC Sabathia have worse marks.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello took another loss Saturday, allowing six runs in 5.0 innings with two strikeouts, two walks, and two home runs allowed.

That's now 15 runs Porcello has allowed in his last three starts. Since his strong performance on June 3, his ERA has ballooned to 5.61 and made him one of the larger problems in the already problem-laden Boston rotation. Salvador Perez's second-inning home run was the first long ball Porcello had allowed in June.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 3 months ago

Porcello took another loss Monday, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings.

Porcello has now lost five straight decisions and owns an unsightly 5.29 ERA through 81.2 innings pitched. After a career-best 3.43 ERA last season in Detroit, Porcello's current mark is the worst of his career. He'll try to get back on track this weekend against the Royals.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 3 months ago

Porcello (4-6) was tagged for five runs on 10 hits over 5.1 innings in Wednesday's road loss to Baltimore. He struck out five and didn't walk anyone for the second consecutive start.

It's nice to see Porcello exhibiting sharp control, but that's never really been his bugaboo. Instead, it's that he's simply been too hittable throughout his career, and that hasn't changed this season. Although he's sitting on the highest strikeout rate of his career, the blowup-prone Porcello can't be trusted for fantasy purposes. He'll make his next start Monday against Atlanta.