6:39 AM EST, Mon February 27, 2017
Full Count | WEEI 7 hours ago

Rick Porcello offers another reminder regarding dangers of World Baseball Classic

Weve got your photo recap of todays simulated game with @RickPorcello (AKA the 2016 AL Cy Young).Blog: https://t.co/nPawZTNHMs pic.twitter.com/gmtnF37Zeo — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) February 27, 2017 FORT MYERS, Fla. — On the field in an empty JetBlue Park the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner got his work in. Under a blazing sun, […]
Boston Herald 12 hours ago
Mastrodonato: Never flashy, Rick Porcello's results anything but routine

Mastrodonato: Never flashy, Rick Porcello's results anything but routine

FORT MYERS — They didn’t have to be there on the main diamond at 11:10 a.m. on a Sunday morning to watch Rick Porcello throw a simulated game against some of his own teammates, but David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez showed up anyway.Rodriguez, the promising 24-year-old who has yet to put it all together, crouched behind the L-screen and studied Porcello’s every pitch. Price lined up at shortstop, then second base, to chase fly balls and observe.Porcello may not have the allure that the great pitchers of Fenway Park have often possessed. He knows he isn’t going to light up a radar gun...

Rick Porcello taking it slow early in spring training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The only thing Rick Porcello doesn't want to repeat from last year's spring training is that sliver of anxiety.Last spring, Porcello focused on repeating his delivery and more consistently spotting his two-seam fastball down in the strike zone. The results did not suggest he was making any sort of progress, as he ran up a 9.77 ERA and allowed nearly two hits per inning in his four starts. Although he felt that he was approaching the delivery he wanted, he [...]
The Republican 16 hours ago
Rick Porcello tosses two-inning simulated game ahead of first start for Red Sox

Rick Porcello tosses two-inning simulated game ahead of first start for Red Sox

Rick Porcello threw in a simulate game on Sunday.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 23, 2017

So much for spring training storyline that Blake Swihart can’t throw

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Exactly a week ago, it started. Blake Swihart couldn’t throw back to the pitcher. Thanks to Comcast Sports Net New England cameraman Bill Messina, we had the video of the Red Sox catcher having a terrible time accurately tossing the ball back to Rick Porcello during a simple bullpen session. The […]
The Republican Feb 23, 2017
Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello slated to make first Red Sox starts end of next week

Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello slated to make first Red Sox starts end of next week

Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello won't start until the end of next week.
Over the Monster Feb 23, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, Koji Uehara

Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, Koji Uehara

Today’s links look at the Red Sox new analytics system, Rick Porcello’s command last year, and the battle in the bullpen. Alex Speier has all of the info you could need about the Red Sox switching over their analytical systems. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Rick Porcello was able to pitch so well last year largely because he could thread the difficult needle of throwing strikes but also hard-to-hit pitches. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) Chris Teeter has a look at some AL East hitters who have had success against Chris Sale in the past. (Chris Teeter; BP Boston) Most of us were...
Boston Globe Feb 22, 2017
Red Sox hope to be carried by Sale, Porcello, and Price

Red Sox hope to be carried by Sale, Porcello, and Price

"Boston's like the Golden State Warriors now in baseball."
Sacramento Bee Feb 22, 2017

Red Sox hope to be carried by Sale, Porcello and Price

The Red Sox hope adding Chris Sale to a rotation that already included Rick Porcello and David Price will boost the team to its first World Series title since 2013. …

Command within the strike zone propelled Rick Porcello to new heights

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The best game Rick Porcello pitched last season began with a 2-0 fastball down the middle of the plate to one of the most aggressive hitters in baseball.Porcello had fallen behind Baltimore’s Adam Jones with two sinkers below the strike zone, putting Jones in position to sit on a fastball and hit it hard. What Porcello threw next probably wasn’t exactly the pitch he wanted to throw, either.But because Porcello had spent all season [...]

MLBPA chief Tony Clark not discouraged by pull-back in spending by Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox to whom Major League Baseball Players’ Association chief Tony Clark spoke featured plenty of high-priced players. David Price, Hanley Ramirez, Rick Porcello, Pablo Sandoval and Dustin Pedroia all will earn $15 million or more this season, in some cases much more.What the Red Sox don’t have in spring training this season is a high-priced free-agent acquisition, a departure from recent years. Boston chose to sign Mitch Moreland for $5 [...]
Full Count | WEEI Feb 19, 2017

Red Sox notes: Andrew Benintendi keeps hype going with batting practice home run; Rick Porcello hit in face with grounder; Blake Swihart eases some fears

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Andrew Benintendi put on a bunch of muscles this offseason, was named the top-ranked prospect in baseball by both Baseball America and MLB.com, and has already entrenched himself as the nearly-everyday left fielder for the Red Sox after just 127 major league plate appearances. A lot to live up to. Sunday […]
Boston Herald Feb 18, 2017
Red Sox notebook: Blake Swihart deals with possible yips in switch back to catcher

Red Sox notebook: Blake Swihart deals with possible yips in switch back to catcher

FORT MYERS — Blake Swihart has more to worry about now than a lob over Rick Porcello’s head.It’s about trust. You think Porcello’s going to want to throw to him again if this keeps up?Swihart, the young Red Sox catcher who played some outfield last season, is having trouble throwing the ball back to the mound. For now, he’s embarrassed.If it continues, he’s in trouble. Or left field.“I feel fine,” Swihart said yesterday. “I’m not worried and you guys shouldn’t be worried, either. I’m working on my craft and I promise the ball is going to get there.”One video clip...

Blake Swihart misfiring on throws back to the pitcher

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Any chance that Blake Swihart might beat out Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez to start at catcher on Opening Day might already have been snuffed out.Swihart failed to connect with several routine throws back to Rick Porcello during a bullpen session on Friday, an ominous start to spring training for the young catcher. Both Swihart and Red Sox manager John Farrell, however, were unconcerned, pointing to the episode as part of the transition back to the position. [...]
Full Count | WEEI Feb 17, 2017

Blake Swihart is having throwing problems, but Red Sox (and Blake Swihart) say there’s nothing to worry about

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Not a lot of people were around to witness the uncomfortable bullpen session Thursday. But for those who were there, they saw Blake Swihart show an inability to accurately throw the ball back to Rick Porcello on too many occasions. Pitching coach Carl Willis saw it, as did manager John Farrell […]

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