Rick Porcello

#22 SP / Boston Red Sox / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Red Sox's Rick Porcello: Named Game 4 starter
      By RotoWire Staff

      Porcello will start Game 4 of the ALDS against the Astros on Monday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports. Porcello didn't finish the season in the best way, as he posted a 5.93 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over his last five starts. Over said games he threw 27.1 innings and put together a bleak 21:10 K:BB. He'll face a high-scoring Astros offense in Monday's must-win contest.

    • Porcello allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's 10-7 win over the Blue Jays, his 11th of the season. Porcello wasn't at his best. He allowed his 38th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the first inning to put Boston in an early hole. Thankfully for him, the Red Sox bats showed up. That hasn't happened often this season as Porcello entered the game next-to-last among AL starters, getting just 4.3 runs of support over nine innings. He finishes the regular season with a 4.65 ERA, an ugly number that his 4.65 FIP feels is well deserved.

    • Red Sox's Rick Porcello: Removed early Friday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Porcello allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across four innings, but received no decision Friday against the Reds. Porcello gave up a grand slam to Scooter Gennett in the first inning, but the offense came back to score enough runs to take him off the hook for a potential loss. He had just pieced together a pair of decent starts, but just as it's been for most of the season, he's struggled to have sustained success, which has made him an erratic fantasy option. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    • Porcello (10-17) earned the win after allowing one unearned run on five hits and one walk in 7.1 innings Saturday against the Rays. He struck out three batters. After losing to the same Tampa Bay team in his previous outing, Porcello bounced back with one of his best starts of the season, flashing his Cy Young form from last season. While he didn't get too many strikeouts, he was able to take a shutout into the eighth inning before an unearned run scored. The 28-year-old had struggled to a 5.82 ERA and 1.75 WHIP over his past four starts, so it's nice to see him turn things around heading into the final weeks of the season. He'll look to keep lowering his 4.46 ERA in his next start, which is scheduled for Friday against the Reds.

    • Porcello (9-16) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks across five innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Rays. He struck out four. Porcello enjoyed a strong outing that was tarnished by a poor fifth inning in which he allowed a pair of runs on four hits and a walk. He ran up his pitch count at that point and did not return for the sixth, marking the second straight outing he failed to complete six frames. Porcello's outing was an improvement on the seven runs he allowed in his previous turn, but he has still allowed 14 runs over 21.2 innings in his last four. He will carry a subpar 4.64 ERA into Saturday's start against the same Rays club.

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