Porcello seems assured of a spot in the Mets' rotation with Noah Syndergaard lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery.
The right-hander was competing with Steven Matz and Michael Wacha for the final two slots, but all three should now begin the season in the rotation. For his part, Porcello was not likely to be the odd man out anyway after posting a 2.53 ERA and 8:1 K:BB through 10.2 innings this spring.
Porcello gave up two hits and a walk over three scoreless innings while striking out four in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
The veteran right-hander has looked good through the early part of the spring, posting a 1.50 ERA and 7:1 K:BB through his first six innings. Despite his rough 2019 campaign with the Red Sox, Porcello remains a favorite to break camp in one of the final two spots in the Mets' rotation.
Porcello gave up a run on two hits and two stolen bases while striking out one in an inning of work Saturday against the Marlins, Mike Puma of The New York Post reports.
The right-hander fit right in with his new club in his first Grapefruit League action -- the Mets led all of MLB in steals allowed at 139 last season, 40 more than the second-place Angels. "I saw it today, the running game, they don't really steal bases that much in the American League and you get out there and first pitch with a runner on first and he's gone," Porcello said after the game. "I will start paying attention to that more and be prepared for a little bit of change in the style of play, but the main focus is building that foundation with that delivery and go from there." He threw only 17 pitches and felt like he could have worked another inning, but the Mets elected to hold him back this early in camp. Despite signing a one-year, $10 million contract in the offseason, Porcello isn't necessarily guaranteed one of the final spots in the rotation, but he headed into the spring with a leg up on Michael Wacha for a starting role.
Porcello signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Mets on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The 30-year-old joins a crowded rotation for the Mets, but Porcello and newly acquired Michael Wacha could help fill the void left by Zack Wheeler's departure. Porcello struggled in 2019, posting a 5.53 ERA with just 143 strikeouts over 174.1 innings.
Porcello (14-12) picked up the win in Wednesday's 10-3 rout of the Rangers, giving up three runs on six hits over six innings while striking out eight.
It was his second straight quality start and 13th of the season, and while he finished strong, Porcello wraps up 2019 with a career-worst 5.52 ERA and a 143:45 K:BB through 174.1 innings. A free agent in the offseason, the 30-year-old could well find himself in a different uniform next year.
Porcello allowed three hits and struck out six over six scoreless innings Friday against the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.
Porcello was sharp in this one, but after the Red Sox struck for two runs in the seventh inning, the Rays would answer with two runs of their own, resulting in a no-decision. The 30-year-old right-hander has been solid over his last two outings, giving up just two runs while fanning 13 over 11 innings of work.
Porcello (13-12) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory against the Phillies on Sunday.
The 30-year-old did allow another homer, but he broke his two-game streak of yielding at least six runs. Finishing on a high note such as this is about the best Porcello owners can hope for at this point, though, because it's been a disappointing year. Behind a 1.7 HR/9, which is tied for the highest in his career, and 2.5 BB/9, his highest mark since his rookie season, Porcello has a 5.77 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 129 strikeouts in 162.1 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Friday at the Rays.
Porcello (12-12) gave up six runs in four innings against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing seven hits and striking out one batter.
For the second consecutive outing, Porcello lasted only four innings and yielded six runs. As in his previous start -- a loss to Minnesota on Tuesday -- he surrendered a pair of homers, with Sunday's long balls accounting for four of the runs scored against him. With the loss, the 30-year-old evened his record at 12-12 while raising his ERA to an unsightly 5.83. He'll try to get back into the win column when he heads to Philadelphia on Saturday to make his next scheduled start.
Porcello (12-11) allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five across four innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Twins.
Porcello surrendered two long balls, accounting for half of his earned runs. However, he also allowed a couple big rallies, surrendering two earned runs in the first inning after walking a batter and hitting another with a pitch. Similarly, he let the Twins put together three hits -- a single, double and triple -- in the third frame, with two runs crossing the plate as a result. Porcello had gotten improved results in his prior three starts, allowing just six earned runs across 16 innings. Despite that decent stretch, his ERA for the season sits at 5.63 to go along with a 1.44 WHIP across 153.1 innings. He lines up to face the Yankees on Sunday.
Porcello (12-10) earned the win against Colorado on Tuesday, hurling five innings and giving up two runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five.
Porcello held the Rockies scoreless through four innings and departed after giving up a pair of runs in the fifth. Although he allowed eight hits, he found success by controlling the zone, tossing first-pitch strikes to 16 of 22 batters and refusing to issue a free pass. After an unsteady July in which Porcello posted a 7.94 ERA, he has pitched much more effectively in August, collecting three wins and compiling a 4.00 ERA over 27 innings. He'll have another road start when he faces the Angels on Sunday.
Porcello (11-10) took the loss Wednesday, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks over five innings while striking out three as the Red Sox fell 5-2 to the Phillies.
A light rain fell throughout the game, which may have contributed to the 12 free passes and three wild pitches issued by the two staffs combined, and Porcello himself has only walked more than two batters in a start one other time since June 1. The right-hander will carry a 5.49 ERA and 112:42 K:BB through 144.1 innings into his next outing Tuesday, on the road at Coors Field.
Porcello (11-9) picked up the win in Friday's 9-1 rout of the Orioles, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out two.
The right-hander has been alternating decent starts with bad ones since the All-Star break, but the aggregate result (5.90 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 28:7 K:BB through 39.2 innings) isn't very encouraging despite a 5-2 record over that stretch. Porcello will look to break the pattern in his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Phillies.
Manager Alex Cora confirmed that Porcello would remain in Boston's rotation and make his next start Friday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The struggling Andrew Cashner was moved to the bullpen Monday, but Porcello will be spared a demotion for now despite delivering only two quality starts among his last nine turns and posting an 8.28 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over that span. Porcello's season-long numbers haven't been dramatically better, but his track record of serviceable production in addition to Boston's lack of appealing and/or healthy alternatives will aid his job security. While a matchup with the lowly Orioles represents a good bounce-back opportunity for Porcello, the right-hander hasn't done much lately to show that he can be trusted as a streaming option even in seemingly ideal spots.
Porcello (10-9) allowed five runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Angels on Saturday.
The Angels possessed a four-run lead when Porcello left, and then Los Angeles tagged the Red Sox bullpen for seven more runs in the seventh. Porcello's biggest problem remains the same, as he's yielded 13 home runs in his last eight outings. During that stretch, Porcello has actually only lost twice, but he owns an 8.39 ERA. Overall, he has a 5.67 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 107 strikeouts and 1.7 HR/9 in 133.1 innings this season. Porcello will look to end his home-run struggles in his next start at home against the Orioles on Friday.
Porcello (10-8) picked up the win in Monday's 7-5 victory over the Royals, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
The right-hander was in control, not even allowing a baserunner past second base until the sixth inning as he threw 99 pitches (67 strikes). Porcello now has 10 quality starts on the season, and he'll carry a 5.54 ERA and 104:36 K:BB through 128.1 innings into his next outing Saturday, at home against the Angels.
Porcello (9-8) took the loss Wednesday as the Red Sox were toppled 8-5 by the Rays, coughing up six runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out seven.
The right-hander saw his four-start winning streak snapped, but Porcello was on borrowed time anyway. He's been taken deep in six straight outings, stumbling to a 9.73 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over that stretch despite the wins, and he'll look to get back on track in his next start Monday, at home against the Royals.
Porcello (9-7) earned the win Thursday after holding the Yankees to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings.
After failing to get through the first inning during his last start against the Yankees in London, Porcello bounced back with a solid outing while getting tremendous run support from his offense to claim a 19-3 win at Fenway Park. Despite a tough 47-pitch second inning, the right-hander settled in to keep a volatile Yankees lineup at bay, throwing 112 pitches in all. His only major blemish of the night came from a solo home run by Kyle Higashioka in the fifth. The 30-year-old will carry a 5.55 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 92:33 K:BB into a matchup Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
Porcello (8-7) allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Saturday against the Orioles.
Porcello didn't pitch well, surrendering two home runs and four additional extra-base hits. However, the Red Sox scored 17 runs, helping him to his eighth win of the campaign. That shouldn't mask Porcello's poor showings of late as he's allowed four or more earned runs in five consecutive starts. As a result, he has a bloated 5.61 ERA and 1.46 WHIP across 110.2 innings for the season. He'll look to turn things around in his next start, currently scheduled for Thursday against the Yankees.
Porcello (7-7) picked up the win Monday in a 10-8 victory over the Blue Jays, giving up four runs on eight hits over six innings while striking out two.
The right-hander has been tagged for at least four runs in each of his last four starts, stumbling to a 10.50 ERA over that stretch, but he still boasts a 2-1 record in that time thanks to the Boston offense. Porcello will look to right the ship in his next outing Saturday in Baltimore.
Porcello (6-7) earned the win Saturday against the Tigers despite giving up six runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Porcello was in great shape heading into the sixth inning with only two runs allowed, but he was charged with four runs in his final frame to tank his pitching line. It's the third straight start he's surrendered at least five runs. The 30-year-old enters the All-Star break with a 5.33 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 81:31 K:BB in 18 starts.
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