Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 hours ago

Porcello allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out eight in 6.2 innings in Sunday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello pitched better than the five runs allowed might suggest. For the second straight game, Red Sox outfielders misplayed balls, leading directly to runs. The right-hander is now 13-2, including an impressive 10-0 at Fenway Park, and is making a case as the team's de facto ace.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
5 days ago

Porcello (12-2) tossed 6.1 scoreless innings, scattering four hits while walking two and striking out three Giants in Tuesday's win.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello improved to 9-0 at home this season with Tuesday's performance. He allowed singles to the first two batters he faced before settling in and striking out the side. In his eighth season, and second with Boston, Porcello is having a career year. The righty is on pace to win 21 games and notch 175-plus K's, both of which would greatly exceed any of his previous campaigns. He'll look to keep things rolling in his next start versus the Twins on Sunday.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Porcello (11-2) allowed one run on six hits while striking out five over seven innings to earn the win Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello gave up a first-inning homer to Brad Miller, and then shut the Rays down the rest of the way to earn his 11th victory of the season. He's now won five straight decisions, and he has a 3.66 ERA on the year. He'll make his next start after the All-Star break.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Porcello allowed four runs (three earned), all in the first inning, in Monday's 12-5 win over the Rangers. He gave up 12 hits while striking out three with no walks in six innings.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox have been put under a lot of pressure recently due to starting pitchers giving up first-inning runs, but the offense bailed out Porcello on Monday, giving him 16 hits and 12 runs of support. The pitcher did his part, holding Texas scoreless on seven hits over his final five innings to earn his team-leading 10th win. His next start is scheduled for Saturday at home against the Rays.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Porcello (9-2) pitched six quality innings, allowing just one run on five hits while walking three and striking out eight in Tuesday's win against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello's eight strikeouts were his most since the last time he faced the Rays back on April 20. Tampa loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth, but only scored once -- with Porcello's third walk of the inning forcing in the run. The Boston right-hander, who had not walked more than two batters in any of his previous 19 starts, wiggled off the hook by getting Logan Forsythe to fly out and fanning the next two Rays' hitters. Porcello retired the last nine batters he faced en route to winning a team-best ninth game. His next start is Monday at home against the Rangers.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month ago

Porcello gave up four runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings against the White Sox on Thursday. He struck out two and walked one while receiving no decision in an eventual 10-inning win.

EDGE Analysis

Things have been slowly backsliding for Porcello of late, as he's been missing far fewer bats than he did in the first month of the season. In April, the 27-year-old righty whiffed 36 batters in 32.2 innings; since then, he's struck out a far more modest 45 over 61.1 frames. In that span, Porcello's allowed 31 earned runs, good for a 4.57 ERA. Indeed, all that extra contact has opened him up to the vagaries of high-BABIP games like this one. It's easier to believe that he's still the same mediocre pitcher he's always been than that April marked some real breakout.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month ago

Porcello allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out six in six innings Saturday to pick up his eighth win of the season in Boston's 6-2 victory over Seattle. The win was Porcello's first in five starts.

EDGE Analysis

The game started as if Porcello was going to be the third straight Boston starter to be removed from a game early, but a couple of early double plays minimized the potential damage of seven hits during the first three innings and Porcello introduced his changeup to get Mariners' hitters off balance. "I had a good one in the bullpen," he told Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal. "I knew I had a good one. I didn't want to show it too early and get into a situation where I wasn't going to be able to use it, overexpose it, not be able to use it a little bit later. It ended up really being a difference-maker for me."

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month ago

Porcello (7-2) came away with a no-decision Sunday, giving up four runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out five in an extra-inning loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The unearned runs allowed Porcello to get his ERA back under 4.00, but after an impressive run to begin the season he's now gone four straight starts without a decision, posting a 4.56 ERA and 19:4 K:BB in 25.2 innings over that stretch. With his strikeout rate fading back to its usual levels, the rest of his stat line is likely to follow. Porcello's next start will come at home next weekend against Seattle.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 months ago

Porcello allowed three runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

After four straight outings without a quality start, Porcello finally righted the ship Tuesday. Still, Porcello served up his 12th home run of the season to Jarrett Parker, a huge issue given how Porcello relies on ground balls to fuel his success when things are going right. A 1.3 HR/9 was at the heart of Porcello's problems in 2015 when he posted a 4.92 ERA. Porcello has an excellent 68:15 K:BB, but his 1.4 HR/9 has similarly left him with just a 4.04 ERA for his efforts.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 months ago

Porcello, who starts Tuesday night in San Francisco, has a 5.79 ERA in his previous four starts.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello had begun the year posting a 3.11 ERA and pitching at least six innings in his first seven starts, a stretch in which he struck out 46 batters in 46.1 innings. Since then, the strikeout rate is down and the BABIP is up as more grounders are finding their way through the infield. Manager John Farrell told the Boston Herald that Porcello isn't locating pitches. "Rick has been around for a number of years, and opponents know the kind of stuff he has. There aren't really going to be any secrets. When you've been in the league that long, it comes down to how quality the execution is," said the manager.