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.
Porcello (9-16) took the loss Monday against the Jays as he was hammered for seven runs on 10 hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 5.1 innings. Porcello was lit up for three homers and a pair of doubles out of the 10 hits he served up. He has now given up at least three home runs three times this season and has given up multiple homers a whopping 10 times. With 35 home runs given up this season, Porcello has eclipsed his career high by 10 -- the main reason he's the owner of a poor 4.67 ERA.
Porcello (9-15) picked up the win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday, allowing only one run on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings while striking out seven. He was locked in a 1-1 pitcher's duel with J.A. Happ through six innings, but the Red Sox busted through against the Toronto bullpen in the top of the seventh to reward Porcello with the victory. The righty has now won five of his last six starts, echoing his 22-win campaign from last year, but his 4.04 ERA over that stretch isn't exactly Cy Young material. He'll match up again with the Jays back in Fenway Park on Monday.
Porcello (8-15) allowed 11 runs, four of which were earned, on nine runs and one walk while striking out four across 4.2 innings to take the loss Friday against the Orioles. Porcello gave up runs in each inning he pitched except for the fourth, and the only solace that fantasy owners can take was that seven of the runs he allowed were unearned. This horrible outing came after he allowed just six runs over his last 19 innings covering three starts, but overall, he's been a fairly reliable option over the last two months. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
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