6:43 AM EDT, Tue May 03, 2016
Fenway Nation 18 hours ago

Ortiz And Porcello Are 'Co-Players O' Month' For April

Porcello (L); Ortiz (R)The editors of FenwayNation have selected David Ortiz and Rick Porcello as "Co-Players Of The Month" for April. Ortiz had a spectacular first month of his final season—hitting .321 with 5 HRs and 19 RBIs. The Boston DH also had 11 doubles, and on-base percentage of .418, a slugging percentage of .654 and an OPS of 1.071. Porcello continued his fine pitching from the end of last season, going 5-0 in April with a stellar 2.76 ERA. The right-hander walked just 6 batters in the month, while striking out 36. Porcello held opponents to a stingy .200 batting average and...
The Republican May 1, 2016

Rick Porcello, Boston Red Sox's $82.5 million man, is earning his money after contract was criticized all last year

The Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 8-0 on Saturday. Rick Porcello hurled 7 scoreless innings, allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out six.

Rick Porcello Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
Fenway Nation Apr 26, 2016

Porcello And JBJ Lead The Way In 1-0 Red Sox Win

(AP Photo)A solid pitching performance and a well-timed solo  home run allowed the Red Sox to beat the woeful Braves 1-0 last night in Atalanta. Rick Porcello went 6 1/3 scoreless innings—yielding just four hits and striking out six. The right-hander got his fourth win of the year. For their part, the Red Sox offense collected just six hits—but the only one they needed was Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s seventh-inning solo home run. Also, the Boston bullpen delivered 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. The Red Sox send David Price to the hill tonight in the second of this silly "home-and-home"...
Over the Monster Apr 26, 2016

Lucky for the Red Sox, Rick Porcello is better than ever

The ERA is down. The strikeouts are up. Has Porcello figured it all out? One month after we fretted about him in spring training, Rick Porcello is pitching much like he did at the end of last year, when he was throwing the best ball of his career. As Evan Drellich noted in the Sunday Boston Herald, before Porcello's 6-1/3 shutout innings against the Braves on Monday, he's been great for months: From Aug. 26, 2015, through Saturday, Porcello — who’s scheduled to start Monday in Atlanta — had the eighth best strikeout rate among American League starters, 9.51 per nine...
Over the Monster Apr 26, 2016

Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Heath Hembree, Christian Vazquez

Today's links look at Rick Porcello's hot start the year, Craig Kimbrel's cold start, and Ryan Hanigan's quiet value. Rick Porcello had a great start last night, which continued a trend he's been showing to start this year. (Nick Canelas; BP Boston) It's too early to worry about Craig Kimbrel. Right? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Amidst the bullpen's early struggles, Heath Hembree has stepped up in a big way. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) It wasn't the prettiest of throws, but Christian Vazquez threw out a runner last night. It was the first base stealer he caught in the...
Over the Monster Apr 25, 2016

Red Sox 1, Braves 0: Jackie Bradley lifts the Red Sox again as Porcello cruises

The Red Sox needed Jackie Bradley Jr. to provide the big hit once more Monday night to back up a great start from Rick Porcello. And he very much did. In a game full of frustrating, undeserved outs, Jackie Bradley Jr. produced one fly ball the Braves couldn't catch, and that was all the Sox needed with Rick Porcello turning in his best outing of an already encouraging season. Look, it's the Braves. You can't completely remove that aspect from Porcello's excellent start. Here is a team that, as a unit, comes in at just 60% of a league-average bat on the year. The next lowest mark is 73. They...
The Republican Apr 25, 2016
Rick Porcello throws six scoreless, Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a solo homer and Red Sox push past Braves, 1-0

Rick Porcello throws six scoreless, Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a solo homer and Red Sox push past Braves, 1-0

The Red Sox edged the Braves in the first of two games at Turner Field.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 25, 2016

Closing Time: Rick Porcello, Jackie Bradley Jr. all Red Sox need in win over Braves

ATLANTA — In case you weren’t paying attention, Rick Porcello has been pitching pretty well. The righty was one of the chief contributors in the Red Sox’ 1-0 win over the Braves, Monday night, going 6 1/3 innings without giving up a run. After striking out six and walking two, he now has 30 punch-outs […]
Full Count | WEEI Apr 25, 2016

Monday’s Red Sox-Braves matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Julio Teheran

Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello will look to remain perfect when he takes the mound Monday night against the Braves in Atlanta, where he will face off against righty Julio Teheran. It’s been smooth sailing thus far for Porcello, starting the year 3-0 with a 4.66 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. In his last start Wednesday […]
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2016

Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, David Price, Carson Smith

Today's links look at Rick Porcello's intriguing run, Mookie Betts' early-season slump, and David Ortiz playing in the field. Has Rick Porcello finally turned a corner? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Unsurprisingly, David Price knew what he was getting himself into when he signed with Boston. He'll probably need to keep that in mind over the next few days. (Nick O'Malley; Masslive) There was never much doubt that Mookie Betts would break out of his early-season slump. (Matt Collins; BP Boston) All signs are pointing towards Henry Owens getting Joe Kelly's rotation spot, but nothing has...
The Republican Apr 21, 2016

Rick Porcello tops Tampa Bay Rays with strong effort in 7-3 win

Rick Porcello gave the Red Sox bullpen a break in a victory.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 20, 2016

Wednesday’s Red Sox-Rays matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Chris Archer

The Red Sox will send Rick Porcello to the mound on Wednesday night at Fenway Park in the middle game of a three-game series against the Rays. He will face off against Chris Archer in a battle of righties. Porcello will look to continue his winning ways, as he has come out with a victory […]

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