12:26 PM EDT, Sat May 23, 2015
Fenway Nation 48 mins ago

Porcello And Sox Succumb To Heavenly Pounding

(AP Photo)Rick Porcello was getting along just swimmingly. Through three innings, he was "dealing" with good stuff and his team up, 1-0. Then, he went to the deep end of the pool—or should we say the deep end of the Pujols (Albert Pujols, that is). The veteran slugger lead off the fourth by lining a hanging slider into the Monster Seats and the Red Sox lead was gone. Another run in the fourth put Boston behind. The Red Sox gave the lead back to Porcello (3-2) on a two-run Brock Holt double—but the die had been cast. In the dreaded fifth inning, nine runs scored—and by its end, Porcello...
Boston Herald 11 hours ago
Rick Porcello can’t pitch in

Rick Porcello can’t pitch in

For the first time in a while, the Red Sox moribund offense wasn’t the main concern last night at Fenway Park.Instead the starting pitching took the top spot on the list of worries, as righty Rick Porcello couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning in a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Sox’ third straight loss and fourth in their past five games.
The Republican 12 hours ago

Boston Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello: The two walks to start the fifth were unacceptable

Porcello looked sharp early but fell apart in the fifth. His final line: 4.1 innings, seven hits, seven runs, seven earned runs, three walks, four strikeouts, one homer allowed. He threw 91 pitches, 52 for strikes.
Full Count | WEEI May 22, 2015

Friday’s Red Sox-Angels matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Garrett Richards

After a three-game series with the Rangers, the Red Sox begin another three-game set Friday at Fenway against the Angels. Boston will send Rick Porcello to the mound in the opener, opposing Garrett Richards. Porcello enters the game with a 4-2 record, having won his last three decisions. Porcello’€™s 4.26 ERA is the lowest among […]
Full Count | WEEI May 16, 2015

Closing Time: Rick Porcello latest starter to carry Red Sox to win

If you’re going to try and make people notice a trend, beating the best isn’t a bad way to go. Rick Porcello was the latest Red Sox starter to excel, allowing just two runs (a pair of solo home runs by Brad Miller) over 6 2/3 innings. The end result was win for the righty, […]
U.S.S. Mariner May 16, 2015

Game 36, Red Sox at Mariners

King Felix vs. Rick Porcello, 6:10pm The Red Sox made a very expensive bet that Rick Porcello’s somewhat underwhelming tenure in Detroit was the result of growing pains and a focus on pitching to contact. Porcello was a prep phenom who dropped to the Tigers in the 2007 draft. He flew threw the minors thanks This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 36, Red Sox at Mariners
Full Count | WEEI May 16, 2015

Saturday’s Red Sox-Mariners matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Felix Hernandez

The Red Sox continue their weekend series against the Mariners on Saturday, with Rick Porcello on the mound against Felix Hernandez. After allowing just four runs in his last 19 innings over three starts, Porcello’s ERA has dropped to 4.50, the best among Red Sox starters. He also leads Boston starters with a 1.32 WHIP […]
Boston Herald May 16, 2015
King Felix to hold court

King Felix to hold court

SEATTLE — Rick Porcello can’t remember if he’s ever faced Felix Hernandez, which might tell you everything you need to know about Porcello’s ability to focus.It doesn’t seem like he cares who’s on the mound for the other team.“I think I’ve faced him,” he said. “I can’t remember. I’m sure I have.”
Over the Monster May 15, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Joe Kelly, Hanley Ramirez

Today's links look at Rick Porcello's approach with the Red Sox, the lineup's extreme patience, and Koji Uehara's continued effectiveness. Many people want to see him up right now, but the Red Sox shouldn't rush Rusney Castillo. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) How much has a lack of Yadier Molina set back Joe Kelly's development? (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) Rick Porcello has changed his approach this season. (Alex Skillin; BP Boston) The Red Sox are extremely patient at the plate, but it's not necessarily a major issue for them. (Matt Kory; Fangraphs) Hanley Ramirez has made it look...
Over the Monster May 12, 2015

Red Sox 5, Athletics 4: Pablo Sandoval delivers in the eleventh

The kids got the Red Sox to extra innings, but it was Pablo Sandoval who put the final touches on an eleven-inning win in Oakland. For the first few innings, the old no-hit watch was on for Boston. Facing Scott Kazmir, the Red Sox were struggling to even get the ball out of the infield. Through three, Hanley Ramirez had been the only Boston baserunner, reaching on a walk to lead off the second before being erased by a Pablo Sandoval double play.  The Athletics, on the other hand, were off to a quicker start against Rick Porcello. There's no denying that the man who would be Boston's...
Athletics Nation May 11, 2015

Game #34: A's vs. Red Sox

Today's Boston herald article refers to Rick Porcello as "the most reliable member of the Sox' maligned rotation." Our very own Athletics Nation writer Jeremy Koo just gave you the details of this and our own pitching woes in his article "1223 Words about the Boston Red Sox: An Oakland A's Series Preview." Check it out; it's a perfect pre and post-game read. I'll move on to a brief overview of hitting. Against current A's players Billy Butler appears to be Porcello's nemesis with a .357 average in 42 at bats and will hopefully pelt Porcello tonight. Crisp with 17 ABs is batting...
Full Count | WEEI May 11, 2015

Monday’s Red Sox-Athletics matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Scott Kazmir

Rick Porcello gets the start as the Red Sox continue their road trip with a visit to Oakland on Monday night. The A’s will send out a pitcher who has become familiar with the Sox over the years, Scott Kazmir. After an inconsistent start to the season, Porcello has settled down over his last two […]
Over the Monster May 7, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Rick Porcello, Blake Swihart

Today's links look at the improvements made by the rotation, Hanley Ramirez's aggressiveness, and some minor league updates. Is Mookie Betts on the Dustin Pedroia track? (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) Over the last few starts, Rick Porcello has turned into a reliable force in a struggling rotation. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Actually, the unit as a whole has been getting better over the last week or so. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) Although they aren't playing right now, the injured catchers are still helping Blake Swihart get acclimated with the majors. (Brian MacPherson; Providence...
The Republican May 6, 2015

Boston Red Sox's Rick Porcello plays role of stopper but Sox still need another top starter

As Tampa starter Drew Smyly kept the Red Sox hitless for 5.0 innings, Porcello pitched around eight hits over 7.0 scoreless frames to outduel his old Detroit teammate.
Boston Herald May 6, 2015
Rick Porcello stops the bleeding

Rick Porcello stops the bleeding

Rick Porcello pitches to contact. He gives up a lot of hits, an average of 199 during the past six seasons. To be at his best, he must avoid breaking even while bending like Gumby.Not exactly the portrait of an ace.But give Porcello this: He has guts, to say nothing of a sense for the moment. And more than any pitcher in the Red Sox’ maligned starting rotation, he can be trusted.

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