rick porcello

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Rob Bradford
June 18, 2019 - 3:36 am
MINNEAPOLIS -- It would be easy to scream from the top of Target Field that Rick Porcello deserves a new contract after what we witnessed Monday night. The starter was dominant against Major League Baseball's most effective lineup, tossing seven shutout innings while leading the Red Sox' to a 2-0...
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Gabby Guerard
June 12, 2019 - 10:08 pm
The crowd was on their feet in the ninth inning, after the Red Sox snapped their three-game losing streak by defeating the Rangers in a walk-off 4-3 victory, and it all began with starting pitcher Rick Porcello. The team needed someone to step up after the starting pitchers had gone 1-5 over the...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 1:30 am
TORONTO -- The long hours had drifted into the next day with Alex Cora and his players just wanting to get back to the hotel as fast as possible. It was hard to blame them. Not only were the Red Sox staring at another tilt with the Blue Jays 12 hours down the road, but there was the task of using...
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Rob Bradford
May 22, 2019 - 9:41 am
TORONTO -- Different sports. Exactly the same message. That was the takeaway from Zdeno Chara's poignant lesson regarding how young players should be treated. These were the words of a leader. It just so happened it was in a hockey locker room, being uttered by a hockey player. But listening to...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello
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Nick Friar
May 18, 2019 - 7:00 am
Up until Jake Marisnick’s third at-bat of the night, Rick Porcello’s slider had been effective against the Astros on Friday. Of the 27 he’d thrown, only one went for a hit while four generated swing-and-misses — the only swing-and-misses he had all night. The mistake to Marisnick was left up in the...
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Ryan Hannable
May 18, 2019 - 6:00 am
Alex Cora preaches accountability with his players and in turn he's very accountable himself. Friday was one of those times, as he was particularly hard on himself following the Red Sox ' 3-1 loss to the Astros. Rick Porcello threw seven shutout innings and Cora took a chance by sending him out for...
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2019 - 10:11 pm
The Red Sox seemed to be in prime position to win Friday’s series opener against the Astros in a rematch of last year’s ALCS. The offense forced Houston starter Gerrit Cole from the game after five innings and then took a 1-0 lead in the sixth on a two-out single by Christian Vazquez. Not to...
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Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello
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Nick Friar
May 11, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Rick Porcello chucked 5 2/3 scoreless innings to conclude his start against the Mariners on Saturday . Though, if you check the box score , Porcello’s outing lasted 6 2/3 innings. The Mariners got to the Red Sox starter after he retired the first two batters in the opening inning, with J.P...
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Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts and third baseman Rafael Devers
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Nick Friar
May 11, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Rick Porcello’s outing against the Mariners didn’t start on the right foot, but he flipped a switch after giving Seattle a four-run head start in the first inning. From the second inning until the seventh, when he was pulled with two outs, Porcello didn’t surrender another hit, throwing 5 2/3...
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Rob Bradford
April 13, 2019 - 6:35 pm
One of the changes in the Red Sox' home clubhouse is where the manager's office resides. It used to be the room all visitors would immediately see upon entering the team's dressing room, with the skipper getting an immediate glance at any and all visitors. But this year Alex Cora's sanctuary isn't...
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