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Porcello discovers effective use for heater

Rick Porcello has very high spin on his four-seam fastball, but he's finding success by using it less overall. By focusing on his good sinker and using the four-seamer in strikeout counts, Porcello has become one of Boston's most effective starters.
18 hours ago

Rick Porcello Is Figuring Out His Fastballs

For one month early in the 2015 season, Rick Porcello, traditionally a sinkerballer whose fastball sits at 91, led with the four-seam. It was only the second month in Porcello’s career in which the sinker’s position as his primary pitch was usurped by the four-seam, and unlike the first instance of this happening, the magnitude of the shift was noticeable. It was the beginning...
Via Fangraphs
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Grinds Through ‘Blue-Collar’ Win; Bullpen Shines

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense has overcome subpar pitching performances on several occasions this season. But on a day in which Boston stranded 12 runners, the Sox needed at least a little help from its pitching staff. Rick Porcello didn’t have his best stuff Sunday, but he still managed to play his part. The Red Sox right-hander picked up his seventh win of the season, allowing...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals pound Rick Porcello, outslug Red Sox in 8-4 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It had been a while since Rick Porcello hit the clubhouse so early. At least he had Red Sox manager John Farrell to keep him company. Porcello was tagged by the weak-hitting Kansas City Royals and lifted with nobody out in the sixth Tuesday night. Farrell was ejected for arguing about the strike zone the following inning, and Boston lost 8-4 in the opener...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Porcello, Ventura Highlight Barren Monday

We head back into the dumps a little bit with this short slate on a baseball Monday. We had to dig deep, but here are the pitchers we think you’ll want to watch today. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Rick Porcello (BOS) versus Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura Porcello has quietly been very good since allowing four earned runs in his season debut, allowing three or fewer earned...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Looks To Guide Red Sox To Sweep In Series Finale Vs. A’s

BOSTON — The Red Sox will send Rick Porcello to the mound Wednesday night as they look to wrap up a three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s at Fenway Park. Porcello is off to a superb start in his second season with Boston, posting a 5-1 record with a 2.95 ERA thorough his first six starts. The right-hander was a hard-luck loser in his most recent outing, allowing three runs over...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 34: Athletics at Red Sox - Porcello, Boston aim for sweep of A's

Ben WhiteheadContributing writerGiving up 12 runs in the first two games of a series usually doesn't end well. But when your offense posts 27 of their own, things aren't going quite as bad as you'd think.The Boston Red Sox reached the 20-win mark, becoming the second team in the American League to do so, with a 13-5 thumping of the Oakland Athletics Tuesday (Seattle won late Tuesday...
Via RedSoxLife
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Rick Porcello Aims To Keep Perfect Record Intact Vs. Yankees

The first-place Boston Red Sox aim to widen their lead atop the American League East division when they begin a three-game series Friday night against the rival New York Yankees in the Bronx. Boston entered Friday with a half-game lead over the second-place Baltimore Orioles in the division and seven games ahead of the Yankees. Rick Porcello will take the mound for the Red Sox. He...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello’s Strong Start To 2016 Season Continues With Win Vs. Braves

Rick Porcello continued his impressive start to the 2016 season with his fourth victory Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. The Boston Red Sox pitcher tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings in Boston’s 1-0 win, and he now has a 4-0 record and 3.51 ERA. Hear the NESN crew discuss Porcello’s success in the video from “Red Sox Gameday Live” in the video above.
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Seat: Episode 4 – Is Rick Porcello Breaking Out?

Welcome to The Red Seat, BP Boston’s weekly podcast discussing all things Boston Red Sox. Hosted by Jake Devereaux and featuring a rotating panel of BP Boston guests, The Red Seat will dive into current events, life in the AL East, prospects down on the farm and much more. Additionally, this podcast will tap into the knowledge of industry professionals as we attempt to bring you...
Via BP Boston
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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