Rick Porcello
SP BOS
5 days 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
1 week 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
2 weeks 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 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
1 month 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.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month 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 month 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 months 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
2 months 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.