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Boston Red Sox: Rick Porcello quietly one of the best pitchers in the league

As of right now, the Major League leader in wins, believe it or not, is Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox. Porcello through 32 starts this season is 22-4 with a 3.11 ERA. Porcello’s surge the past few months has put him up near the top of a number of pitching categories. That being said, it is about time to start including him in the discussion for Cy Young candidacy in the American...
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Sox eyeing AL East title behind Price in Bronx

Rick Porcello might be the Red Sox's primary Cy Young candidate, but David Price has enjoyed a resurgent second half to help spur the club's dominant run. He'll look to pick up his 18th win of the season when the Red Sox travel to the Bronx for a three-game series against the Yankees beginning Tuesday. Boston, which has already clinched a playoff spot, is looking to wrap up the American...
1 day ago

Red Sox clinch playoff berth as Porcello wins 22nd

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Dustin Pedroia hit his fourth career grand slam to help Rick Porcello get his major league-leading 22nd win, and the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Saturday night for their 10th consecutive win. Boston maintained a 5 1/2-game lead over Toronto for the division title and ensured no worse than the AL's second wild...
Via Associated Press
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Rick Porcello Should Win the Cy Young Award

(Sept. 18, 2016 - Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterIt's a pretty exciting time in Red Sox Nation. The Sox are winners of nine straight games and turned a tightly compacted AL East-race into an all-out assault on the rest of the division in the span of a little over a week. With their record currently sitting at 90-64, it seems as if it...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago

Red Sox look to make 10 wins in a row Saturday with Rick Porcello on mound

Rick Porcello can bolster his Cy Young Award candidacy even more Saturday. The Boston Red Sox right-hander will go for his 22nd win of the season Saturday when he faces the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Furthermore, a win would make it 10 in a row for Boston after it won again Friday. Hear a preview of Porcello’s start in the video from NESN’s “Red Sox Final” above.    
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The Continued Growth of Rick Porcello, Cy Young Candidate

On Monday night in Baltimore, Rick Porcello allowed two earned runs in a complete-game victory, striking out seven batters without a walk. That outing lowered his season ERA to 3.08, topped in the American League only by Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale. It raised his innings total to 210.2, topped in the AL only by Sale and Porcello’s teammate, David Price. It improved his pitcher...
Via Fangraphs
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What Do Red Sox Fans Think Of Rick Porcello’s Cy Young-Worthy Season?

Rick Porcello’s 2016 season has been one to remember for the right-hander, the Boston Red Sox and their fans. Porcello leads Major League Baseball with 20 wins, and his 3.12 ERA is pretty impressive, too. As a result, he’s certainly one of the top candidates in the American League Cy Young race. So what do they think about his 2016 season so far? We asked them in this week’s Budweiser...
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Rick Porcello: Red Sox Have To Continue Winning As Team To Have Playoff Shot

Rick Porcello quietly is enjoying the best season of his career, and has thrust himself into the Cy Young Award conversation with an MLB-leading 20 wins. But he knows others need to keep doing their jobs as well, and that he can’t take his foot off the gas just because someone else — like David Price, for example — has hit their groove. Porcello sat down with NESN’s Gary...
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Rick Porcello Continues To Pitch Like Cy Young Award Candidate For Red Sox

Rick Porcello might not win the Cy Young Award, but he’s certainly in the discussion with the season he’s having. The Boston Red Sox right-hander leads Major league Baseball with 19 wins, six of which have come in his last eight starts. Hear what NESN’s Tom Caron and Dennis Eckersley had to say about Porcello before Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the video...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello: MLB drug testing program has ‘failed’

There is definitely an undercurrent of dissatisfaction among some Major League players with regard to how the league’s drug program works. Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello is the latest to speak against it, saying that the policy has “failed” to deter players from using performance enhancing drugs. “I’m all in favor for (stiffer penalties),” Porcello said, via Christian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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