Rick Porcello
SP BOS
4 days ago

Porcello surrendered three runs on nine hits while striking out eight over 7.2 innings, but didn't factor in the decision in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old worked his way through the Rays lineup with efficiency -- he didn't walk a single batter and even retired the side in order for two straight frames -- but the righty's shot at grabbing sole possession of a MLB-leading 18th win was derailed in the eighth inning on an untimely Evan Longoria solo home run to tie the game. Porcello threw a career-high 123 pitches against a Rays team he will see again on Monday at home.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 week ago

Porcello picked up his 17th win of the season Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out eight in a 10-2 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello's become the rotation's metronome: every five days, he gives Boston six or seven innings, doesn't allow more than three runs, and gives the team a chance to win. Boston is 19-6 when he starts and has won 11 of his last 12 starts. With due respect to David Price, the team's highest-paid starter, Porcello has become the staff ace and is certainly a Cy Young candidate. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday on the road against the Rays.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Porcello (16-3) allowed one run on three hits while striking out four over seven innings to earn the victory Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello has now posted seven victories since July 4, while firing six quality starts during that time to lower his ERA to 3.40. He currently has a 1.05 WHIP, which is the first time in his eight-year career that he's posted a number lower than 1.28 in that category. In addition, his 16 wins represents a career-high for the righty. He'll make his next start Friday against the Tigers.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Porcello (15-3) threw eight strong innings at Fenway against the Yankees on Tuesday, yielding two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six and earning the win.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello was a workhorse Tuesday, firing 77 of 110 pitches for strikes and going deep into the game to give his team a great chance to win. Boston's offense has provided Porcello with plenty of run support this season: the 5.87 runs per game is top-five in the AL. Porcello has returned the favor by going deep into games, throwing at least six innings in 13 of his last 14 starts. His 151 innings pitched is top-five in the AL as well. Porcello will look to keep things rolling Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Porcello (14-3) tossed an eight-inning complete game in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners. He allowed three runs, four hits and one walk while striking out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello hadn't allowed a homer in his three previous starts before serving up three solo homers on Wednesday. Porcello was dominant outside of those three mistakes, amassing more strikeouts (8) than swings-and-misses (7). It was the right-hander's second consecutive complete game, making him the first Red Sox pitcher to accomplish that since Josh Beckett did so in 2009. The somewhat-undeserving loss was Porcello's first since May 17, and ended a streak of wins in eight straight decisions.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month ago

Porcello allowed only two runs in tossing a complete game Friday night against the Angels to move to 14-2 on the year.

EDGE Analysis

After allowing two runs early on, Porcello settled in and cruised the rest of the way as he retired 21 of the final 23 batters. He continued his strong season, pitching into at least the seventh for his fourth consecutive starts and in the process lowering his ERA to 3.47 and his WHIP to 1.11. Porcello is scheduled to next take the hill Wednesday in Seattle.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month 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
1 month 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 months 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
2 months 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.