Porcello allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six over 6.2 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday. Porcello put the Red Sox in an early hole, giving up a two-run, first-inning double to Hunter Pence, but he settled in after that. He retired the next 15 batters, and 18 of the final 20 he faced overall. The right-hander had allowed 14 runs over his three previous outings before turning in Wednesday's quality start. Next up for Porcello is a road matchup against the Twins on Monday.
Porcello (4-5) took the loss Friday as the Red Sox were downed 5-1 by the Rays. He gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk and struck out four over six innings. It was a typical Porcello outing, as the right-hander attacked the strike zone without fooling many batters, managing only six swinging strikes among his 100 pitches (68 total strikes). He'll take a 4.86 ERA -- his highest mark since 2015 -- and 60:24 K:BB through 74 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Rangers.
Porcello (4-5) took the loss Saturday against the Yankees by allowing five runs on nine hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one. Porcello gave up only one extra-base hit Saturday, but it was a costly one as Gary Sanchez's two-run homer in the fifth inning proved to be the difference in the game. The outing breaks a string of eight consecutive starts of at least five innings for the 30-year-old. Porcello carries a 4.76 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 56:23 K:BB over 68 innings heading into Thursday's start in Kansas City.
Porcello (4-4) gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks while striking out four through 6.2 innings to get the win against the Indians on Monday. Porcello ran into trouble right out of the gate as he allowed three runs in the first three innings, but settled down to give the Red Sox a chance to get him his fourth win. While he doesn't strike out many batters, he delivered his seventh consecutive outing of six or more innings. The 30-year-old has a 4.41 ERA and a 7.3 K/9 through 11 starts this season. Porcello will make his next start Saturday against the Yankees.
Porcello didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-innings win over the Blue Jays, allowing one run on three hits over six innings while striking out four. A Vlad Guerrero Jr. homer in the fourth inning was the only blemish on the right-hander's ledger, but he missed his chance at his fourth win of the year when Marcus Walden blew the save in the ninth. Porcello will carry a 4.45 ERA and 47:19 K:BB through 56.2 innings into his next start Monday, at home against Cleveland.