Rick Porcello SP BOS 5 days ago

Porcello picked up a win going 6.2 innings while allowing two runs and striking out six in the 4-2 win over Seattle on Saturday.

Porcello had the difficult task of taking on Felix Hernandez, but responded by pitching a quality start and outdueling the king Saturday. Aside from an eight-run blowup against the Orioles in April, Porcello has been strong not allowing over four runs in any start. Porcello and the Red Sox hosts the Angels on Friday in his next start.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 week ago

Porcello allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three in five innings in Monday night's extra-inning win over the Athletics.

Porcello entered the night having permitted just one run in the previous 14 innings, but the Athletics got his pitch count up to 101 before he was removed. On two occasions in the game, Porcello allowed Oakland to score immediately following the Red Sox tying the game.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Porcello picked up his third win of the season Tuesday, tossing seven shutout innings while scattering eight hits and fanning six Rays.

Porcello did not issue a walk for the first time in six starts this season and he did not give up a home run for just the second time. Since coming to Boston in the offseason, Porcello has seen his ground-ball rate dip to a career-low 44.2 percent and his K-rate jump to a career-best 21.2 percent. While that may sound like a solid change for his fantasy stock, the lack of grounders appears to be hurting his ERA and WHIP so the extra strikeouts are coming at a price.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Porcello allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six in seven innings in Wednesday night's win over Toronto.

Porcello weathered a touchy second innings to give the Red Sox much-needed length and afforded the bullpen some rest after a rash of poor outings from Boston's starters. At one point he retired 13 batters in a row. Porcello pounded his fastball (69 of his 99 pitches) and got ahead of hitters, throwing first-pitch strikes to 10 of the final 14 Blue Jays faced.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello focused on the location of his sinker while working through a long bullpen session Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.

After getting hit hard by the Orioles on Sunday, Porcello wants to finish his sinker more effectively next time out. He'll get another crack at the Baltimore lineup -- this time at Camden Yards -- on Saturday.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello was shelled by the Orioles on Sunday for eight runs on 12 hits and three walks over 5.0 innings in a loss.

After signing a big contract extension, Boston would've hoped for Porcello to put up numbers better than his current 1-2 record and 6.63 ERA, but he simply hasn't been sharp to start the year and has been victimized by the home run in each of his starts. Things don't get any easier for the 26-year-old as he will face the same Orioles team at Camden Yards on Friday.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello struck out six and walked one while holding the Nationals to four runs -- three earned -- on four hits over eight innings to pick up his first win of the season Monday.

He threw 112 pitches in the start -- 75 for strikes -- and generated 11 of his 18 contact outs on the ground. Porcello will make his second start of the week Sunday against the Orioles at Fenway Park.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four in Boston's loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday.

It was a cold and damp pitcher's night at Citizens Bank Park as Porcello and Aaron Harang had their way. Porcello's sinker induced 10 groundball outs, but it one hanging slider in the sixth that did him in. Jeff Francoeur's three-run homer gave the Phils separation and saddled Porcello with the loss, his first decision in a Red Sox uniform.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago1 Comment

Porcello signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension with the Red Sox on Monday, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports.

The deal will take effect starting in 2016, and he will receive $20 million per year over the first two years and $21 million per year over the final two years, in addition to a $500,000 signing bonus. This will keep Porcello in Boston through the 2019 season, an ideal situation for wins, which should be the top concern for his fantasy owners considering his ground ball approach will play in any ballpark.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello allowed one run on five hits while striking out three over five innings in his final spring start Thursday.

Porcello finished the spring with a 2.57 ERA in four starts and walked only three in 14 innings. He's set to take the ball in Boston's second game of the season.