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Boston Herald Apr 24, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Time to sink to old low

Red Sox Notebook: Time to sink to old low

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rick Porcello is done being fancy.His offspeed pitches have been great at times this year, but the 26-year-old knows what he has to do if he wants to pitch past the sixth inning with some consistency (he’s gone five, six and eight frames in his starts this year).Porcello is going back to basics.
MASN Sports Apr 23, 2015

A few notes before tonight's series finale in Toronto - School of Roch

The starters are set for the three-game series against the Red Sox at Camden Yards that follows tonight's game in Toronto. Miguel Gonzalez opposes Rick Porcello on Friday, Wei-Yin Chen opposes Justin Masterson on Saturday and Bud Norris opposes Wade...
Bless You Boys Apr 23, 2015

Who are Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier?

Along with Yoenis Cespedes, the Tigers acquired pitchers Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier from the Boston Red Sox. Here is a closer look at the two lesser known players in the deal. Editor's note: The Tigers recalled Alex Wilson from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday morning. Ian Krol has been optioned to Toledo. The main storyline reads "Tigers trade Rick Porcello to Boston for Yoenis Cespedes." The two other players that Detroit will receive in the deal are almost an afterthought, but perhaps they shouldn’t be. Here is a closer look at Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier, the newest members of the Detroit...
Bless You Boys Apr 23, 2015

Yoenis Cespedes outhitting Torii Hunter at the start of the 2015 season

Yoenis Cespedes has gotten off to a hot start with the Tigers, but would they have been better off re-signing Torii Hunter? It's too early to tell, but lets have some fun with numbers anyway. One of the hottest topics going into the season was whether the Detroit Tigers' offense would be more productive with new leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes or the recently departed Torii Hunter. The Tigers had the chance to re-sign Hunter, but passed, opting to trade Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox for Cespedes instead. After seven years away, Hunter returned to his home organization of...
Boston Herald Apr 23, 2015
Joe Kelly latest in rotation to take wrong turn

Joe Kelly latest in rotation to take wrong turn

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. — So now that we’ve seen three complete turns of the Red Sox rotation, what’s the bright side?That Joe Kelly is the only starter with an ERA that begins with a “4”?In the name of Justin “Cinco” Masterson (5.74) and the Tres Seises — Clay Buchholz (6.06), Wade Miley (6.08) and Rick Porcello (6.63) — this every-fifth-start check-in is beginning to resemble an exercise that only a mother could love doing.Three times through, the Red Sox rotation is trending, rapidly, in the wrong direction.
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2015
Rick Porcello hit early and often

Rick Porcello hit early and often

Right now, it would be easy to connect the $82.5 million contract extension that will soon make Rick Porcello the highest-paid pitcher in Red Sox history with his 6.63 ERA through three starts this season.Or maybe it’s the city. Or Fenway Park. Or the fan base. Or the expectations.Not everyone can play in Boston.But Porcello hardly sees it that way. The 26-year-old had a much simpler explanation for one of the worst performances of his career yesterday, when he allowed eight runs on 12 hits to the Baltimore Orioles in an 8-3 loss.
Fenway Nation Apr 19, 2015

Red Sox Suffer Losing Streak "Jones", Fall, 8-3

(AP Photo)Adam Jones is doing a pretty good MVP impersonation so far this year. Today, he went 4-5 with a 2-run HR and a three-run double to hand the Red Sox an 8-3 defeat. Hanley Ramirez provided the only scoring offense for Boston—a three-run HR that temporarily put the Red Sox ahead 3-2. Rick Porcello continued the blight of inconsistent starting pitching—giving up all eight runs on 12 hits (including two home runs). On top of everything else, David Otiz was ejected from the game. The Red Sox will need to take the 11AM Patriots Game contest tomorrow to avoid losing their first series...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 19, 2015

Red Sox starting rotation struggling after first 2 weeks, posting worst ERA in baseball

Going into the season it was understood the Red Sox wouldn’t have the best starting rotation in the game. But, the worst starting rotation (by ERA) after two weeks? That wasn’t expected, or accepted. Following Rick Porcello allowing eight runs in five-plus innings in an 8-3 loss to the Orioles on Sunday, through 12 games […]
Full Count | WEEI Apr 19, 2015

Closing Time: Rick Porcello struggles, David Ortiz ejected as Red Sox fall to Orioles

Some nights the Red Sox offense will be able to bail a starting pitcher out for not having a good performance, but it’s tough when the starter allows eight runs over 5+ innings. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed eight runs in 5+ innings, as they fell to the Orioles 8-3 Sunday at Fenway Park. […]
Full Count | WEEI Apr 19, 2015

Sunday’s Red Sox-Orioles matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Miguel Gonzalez

Rick Porcello will take the mound Sunday afternoon in the third game of a four-game series against the Orioles at Fenway Park. He will be matched up against Miguel Gonzalez. Porcello has had two good outings to start the season, which is something that the rest of the Red Sox pitching staff cannot claim. He […]
The Republican Apr 14, 2015

Red Sox' Rick Porcello shows his ace potential but he has to maintain his consistency

Porcello earned that hefty paycheck of his against the Nats. He came out firing strikes, he kept his pitch count low and earned a win after a tough ESPN Sunday Night Baseball loss in New York -- and he did it against a team that's considered one of the best in the National League and the majors.
Over the Monster Apr 14, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Pablo Sandoval, Rick Porcello, Joe Kelly

Today's links look at Tommy Layne's role, the Red Sox' offseason, and an awesome moment from yesterday's pregame festivities. New additions Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval could see their numbers explode in their new home park. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Rick Porcello, on the other hand, has a spotty history at Fenway. He's not worrying about that now, though. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) Max Scherzer, Porcello's old pal in Detroit, is very happy for his former teammate getting paid. (Providence Journal) Although he was optioned for the return of Koji Uehara, Tommy Layne has the...
Boston Herald Apr 14, 2015
No. 1, Porcello start gives ’pen some rest

No. 1, Porcello start gives ’pen some rest

Everybody stood in the shadow of Mookie Betts yesterday at Fenway Park.Standing the tallest was starter Rick Porcello, who pitched eight effective and needed innings in the Red Sox’ 9-4 win against the Washington Nationals in the home opener.After the bullpen-draining series against the Yankees in New York over the weekend, the Sox needed their best starter to pitch deep into the game.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 13, 2015

Rick Porcello on first Fenway Park start as member of Red Sox: ‘Something I’ll never forget’

Pitching in the Red Sox’ home opener at Fenway Park is hard enough, but having that start be in your first home start as a member of the Red Sox makes it even harder. That was the task Rick Porcello faced Monday afternoon, but he didn’t bat an eye as he helped lead the Red […]
Over the Monster Apr 13, 2015

Red Sox 9, Nationals 4: Mookie Betts steals a homer, two bases, and the show

Mookie Betts did it all Monday night, leading the Red Sox to a 9-4 victory in their home opener. On a day where David Ortiz went deep, Xander Bogaerts reached base four times, and Rick Porcello threw eight strong innings, Mookie Betts was still able to steal the show in Boston's 9-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. With such a large margin of victory, it might seem strange to suggest that Betts took over the game for the Red Sox. But if it hadn't been for him, it's easy to imagine a very differenth home opener for Fenway Park. In the top of the first, Rick Porcello found himself the...

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