Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Porcello is the 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner.

EDGE Analysis

The award caps a stunning turnaround for Porcello, who went from a 4.92 ERA last season to leading the Majors in wins and strikeout-to-walk ratio. Curiously, Porcello won mostly thanks to 18 second-place votes. Justin Verlander received six more first-place votes, but was left off of two ballots and ended up losing by only five points in one of the closest ever races. Still, Porcello is a deserving recipient and at 27 years old, still has plenty of prime.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 months ago

Porcello will start Game 4 of the ALDS, if necessary, against the Indians, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello pitched the opening game of the series, but allowed five runs on three homers in 4.1 innings on his way to taking the loss. Boston finds themselves in a 2-0 hole in the ALDS so they will need to win Monday's Game 3 to force another contest Tuesday, but a rainout earlier in the series will allow Porcello to take the hill on regular rest for Game 4 should the series be extended.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 months ago

Porcello will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Indians, Jensen Lewis of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since the All-Star break, Porcello has posted a 2.62 ERA and 0.88 WHIP, bringing his marks down 3.15 and 1.01 for the year, both of which are the lowest of his career. He'll face off against a Cleveland club that owns the leagues fifth-highest scoring offense.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 months ago

Porcello allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings in Friday night's win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello finishes the regular season with a 22-4 record and a career-high and league-leading 5.91 K:BB ratio. As Boston's best pitcher this season, manager John Farrell has him lined up to start Game 1 of the Division Series against Cleveland.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 months ago

Porcello (22-4) continued his storybook season in a 6-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday, striking out nine and giving up three earned runs and a walk on eight hits over 6.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

The ace right-hander fired a robust 116 pitches, with 80 of them finding the strike zone. All of Porcello's troubles were in the third inning, when he surrendered a two-RBI double to Brad Miller and a run-scoring single to Corey Dickerson. The 27-year-old has rattled off victories in eight of his last nine decisions and given up no more than three earned runs in 11 straight outings. He'll look to close out his Cy Young-caliber campaign with another win next Friday versus the Blue Jays.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 months ago

Porcello (21-4) went the distance Monday against the Orioles, allowing two runs on four hits, seven strikeouts, and no walks.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello stymied the powerful Baltimore lineup all night Monday, earning his league-leading 21st win of the year. Porcello has been remarkably consistent over the back half of the season, and extended his quality start streak to 11 games with Monday's complete game. He has a 2.23 ERA and a 66:5 K:BB ratio over that span, lowering his ERA to 3.02 on the year, second best in the AL. He'll look to keep things rolling against the Rays on Saturday.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 months ago

Porcello allowed one run on four hits with no walks while striking out six in Wednesday night's 1-0 loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Mark Trumbo's second-inning homer was all that Kevin Gausman needed and made Porcello a loser for the first time in nine starts. Wednesday's effort marked the 10th consecutive start in which Porcello has pitched at least seven innings while ceding three or fewer runs. His next scheduled start is against these same Orioles in Baltimore on Monday.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 months ago

Porcello (20-3) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings in Boston's 13-3 win over Toronto on Friday. With the win, he becomes the first 20-game winner in the majors this season.

EDGE Analysis

It might be easy to dismiss Porcello's success as a product of healthy run support -- Friday marked the sixth time Boston has scored double-digit runs for him and the offense scores a league-leading 6.97 runs per Porcello start -- but he's earned those 20 wins with good pitching. He lowered his ERA to 3.21, leads the league with a 5.55 K/BB rate and now has gone nine straight starts of at least seven innings while allowing three runs or fewer. His next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Orioles.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 months ago

Porcello (19-3) gave up only two runs on four hits and struck out two in seven innings during Saturday's win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello still leads the league in wins, and this outing marks his eighth straight quality start. The only two runs he allowed in this outing came in the sixth and seventh innings, when the A's had faced him at least twice and he may have lost some velocity. The 27-year-old continues to display remarkable control; this was his third straight start without walking a batter. He'll face a much tougher matchup Friday against the Blue Jays in Toronto, an important game for both teams fighting for first place in the AL East.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 months ago

Porcello (18-3) won yet again on Monday, holding the Rays to three runs over seven innings. He allowed six hits and struck out seven without walking a batter.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello has been a force to be reckoned with of late, going seven straight starts in which he's completed at least seven innings and allowed no more than three runs. Porcello's 18 wins is tops in the big leagues, and his 1.04 WHIP is third-best in the American League. His next start will come Sunday in Oakland.