Rick Porcello SP BOS 23 hours 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 days 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 1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello allowed two runs and five hits with five strikeouts and no walks in eight innings Wednesday against the Twins.

Porcello (4-5) rebounded from two starts in which he gave up 13 runs in 11.1 innings. He allowed two runs Wednesday, both of which came in the second. Eddie Rosario led off with a single and scored on Chris Herrmann's double. Herrmann took third on a single by Aaron Hicks and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Danny Santana. The Red Sox failed to score, and Porcello took the loss. He'll take the mound again in his next start Tuesday at Baltimore.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello's next start has been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday.

The Red Sox were rained out Monday, so Clay Buchholz is moved to Tuesday. Monday's game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday, with Porcello scheduled to throw in the nightcap.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello (4-4) gave up six runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in seven innings during Wednesday's loss in Minnesota. He struck outjust two.

The 26-year-old continues to make last season's improved ERA look like an outlier, as he's struggled mightily this year, including giving up 13 runs in his last two starts. Porcello's been particularly prone to the long ball this year, as Wednesday's two were his 10th and 11th; he hasn't allowed more than 18 in a campaign since his rookie year in 2009.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello allowed seven runs on seven hits, walking three and striking out four over 4.1 innings of a 12-5 loss to the Angels on Friday night.

Porcello (4-3, 5.07 ERA) was coasting before giving up a pair of runs in the fourth inning and watching the wheels come off in the fifth when the Angels hung a nine-spot on he and two relievers. His 5.07 ERA looks bad, but much of that damage came in just two starts - an eight-run blitz by the Orioles in April, and this one. The Red Sox are really struggling right now, so expect Porcello to pick it up once the team turns things around.