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DRaysBay Jun 29, 2015

Rays Tank: The baseball gods taketh away

The baseball gods giveth, and the baseball gods taketh away. The baseball gods giveth, and the baseball gods taketh away. In my case ‒ and maybe yours too ‒ the baseball gods taketh away the huge chip on my shoulder after the team dropped two consecutive series and five out of their last seven games overall. I attended a couple of games against Boston this weekend past, with the audacious idea that the Rays would walk away with a series win against the worst team in the AL East. The chutzpah, right? In all fairness, I kind of expected a loss to Rick Porcello ‒ after all, he has...
The Republican Jun 27, 2015
Boston Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello's turnaround one of several goals for the remainder of the season

Boston Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello's turnaround one of several goals for the remainder of the season

Porcello didn't earn a decision, increasing his winless streak to seven straight starts. He had lost his previous six straight starts before Friday. The Red Sox ended up winning 4-3 in 10 innings when Brock Holt singled home Mookie Betts who began the frame by doubling.
Full Count | WEEI Jun 27, 2015

Rick Porcello: ‘I want to prove myself’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There was somewhat a sense of relief. After all, it had been since May 16 since the Red Sox won a game Rick Porcello started. The six innings he turned in Friday night against the Rays certainly didn’t offer the same kind of frustration Porcello’s recent run of subpar pitching. He […]
Boston Herald Jun 27, 2015
Rick Porcello walks fine line

Rick Porcello walks fine line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Say this for Rick Porcello: He sure is generous.Porcello has given away a lead in eight of the 11 starts in which he has had one, including a two-run edge in the sixth inning last night against the Tampa Bay Rays. All it took, in fact, were two hits, a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch that skipped away from rookie catcher Blake Swihart, and the Red Sox’ 3-1 lead was kaput.
Fenway Nation Jun 26, 2015

Mookie And Brock Deliver 10th-Inning Sox Win

(AP Photo)Signs and wonders. The Red Sox took on the first-place Tampa Bays Rays tonight and actually beat them—a 10-inning 4-3 victory. Mookie Betts (extending his hitting streak to 13) sent a lead-off tenth-inning double to left and was plated on a clutch single to center by (who else?) Brock Holt. Rick Porcello managed not to lose another start—although he did blow a 3-1 lead in the no-decision. Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Alejandro De Aza got the other RBIs as Boston sliced its deficit to eight games in the American League East.
The Republican Jun 26, 2015
Boston Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello looks to halt his own six-game losing streak as he faces the Rays

Boston Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello looks to halt his own six-game losing streak as he faces the Rays

One of Porcello's four wins this year came against the Rays. He beat Tampa Bay on May 5 at Fenway Park, pitching 7.0 scoreless innings and scattering eight hits while walking nobody and striking out six.
DRaysBay Jun 26, 2015

Game Notes: First of Three vs Red Sox

Alex Colome vs. Rick Porcello In a season full of disappointment for the Fenway Faithful, Rick Porcello has been particularly disappointing. Shipped to Boston in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes this past offseason, the Red Sox inked Porcello to a four year extension worth $82.5 million. The 26-year-old had just completed the best season of his five-year career, tossing a career high 204 innings and posting a career low earned run average (3.43), walk rate (1.80/9), and home run rate (0.79/9). In his first 14 starts of the 2015 season, Porcello has been unable to replicate the...
Full Count | WEEI Jun 26, 2015

Friday’s Red Sox-Rays matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Alex Colome

Ten games under .500 after dropping two of three to the Orioles, the Red Sox travel to Tampa Bay to take on the AL East-leading Rays. Boston will trot Rick Porcello to the mound Friday for the first game of the series while Alex Colome gets the ball for Tampa. Porcello, 4-8 with a 5.61 […]
The Republican Jun 24, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Joe Kelly and Rick Porcello have the second and third worst ERAs among AL starters

Boston Red Sox's Joe Kelly and Rick Porcello have the second and third worst ERAs among AL starters

Of the 104 qualified starting pitchers in the major leagues, Porcello ranks 100th in ERA and Kelly ranks 101st.
Boston Herald Jun 23, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Porcello’s prime issue

Red Sox Notebook: Porcello’s prime issue

Perhaps the most puzzling part about Rick Porcello’s dismal season, in which he’s leading the AL with 54 earned runs allowed, is the timing of it.
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 22, 2015

N.J. native Rick Porcello is struggling and Red Sox think they know why

The Chester native has gotten roughed up in Boston
The Republican Jun 21, 2015
Struggles continue for Red Sox starter Rick Porcello

Struggles continue for Red Sox starter Rick Porcello

KANSAS CITY - After the game Rick Porcello sat in the visitors' clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, leaned back in his chair at his locker and rested his head on his hands before taking a deep sigh. Another rough outing. This time...
The Republican Jun 21, 2015

Rick Porcello rocked again as Boston Red Sox fall to Kansas City Royals

Rick Porcello was rocked again as the Red Sox fell to the Royals on Saturday night.
Full Count | WEEI Jun 20, 2015

Closing Time: Rick Porcello, Red Sox struggles continue in Kansas City

For a while it looked like the Red Sox might be heading to their third three-game win streak of the season. Then came the fifth inning. In the fifth the wheels came off once again for Rick Porcello, with the Red Sox starter relinquishing the visitors lead via a five-run frame for the Royals. The […]
Bless You Boys Jun 20, 2015

Tigers benefit from first half version of Alfredo Simon

Alfredo Simon is showing that his All star performance in 2014 was no fluke Alfredo Simon’s 2014 season was really a tale of two seasons. First half Simon was an All star pitcher with a 12- 3 record, a 2.70 ERA, and holding batters to a .217 average. In the second half of the season, Simon was 3- 10 with a 4.52 ERA, allowing opponents to hit .275 with an on base percentage of .345. When the Tigers acquired him to replace Rick Porcello in the starting rotation, many asked "will the real Alfredo Simon please stand up".  Fortunately for Detroit, Simon is off to a fine start through mid June...

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