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Rick Porcello: Closes curtains on career
Porcello confirmed Monday during his appearance on "The Bradfo Sho" podcast that he has retired from professional baseball.
Given that the 33-year-old didn't sign with a team following the 2020 season, Porcello's decision to confirm his retirement hardly comes as a surprise. Though Porcello's career ended on a down note with a 5.64 ERA over 12 starts for the Mets in the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, the right-hander was a solid mid-rotation arm for the majority of his 12 years in the big leagues. He enjoyed his best season in 2016 with the Red Sox, as Porcello claimed the American League Cy Young Award that season after leading the circuit in wins (22) while posting a 3.15 ERA and 1.01 WHIP across 223 innings. Across stops with the Tigers, Red Sox and the Mets, Porcello accrued a lifetime 150-125 record, 4.40 ERA and 1,561 strikeouts over 2096.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Tough end to season
Porcello (1-7) took the loss in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, giving up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk over three innings as the Mets fell 5-3. He struck out three.
The veteran right-hander has had a miserable season in New York, posting a career-worst 5.64 ERA and 1.51 WHIP through 59 innings with a 54:15 K:BB. Given that he is on a one-year contract, it seems unlikely he'll be back with the Mets in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Starting Game 2
Porcello will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Porcello was unable to start Friday after the game was rained out, but he'll make his final start of the regular season during Saturday's nightcap with Jacob deGrom starting Game 1. Porcello posted a season-high 10 strikeouts in his last start but was charged with an unlucky loss.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Game rained out
Porcello's scheduled start Friday against the Nationals has been rained out.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Porcello will likely start one of those two games.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Unlucky loser Sunday
Porcello (1-6) allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out 10 over seven innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against Atlanta.
Porcello had one of his best starts of the year Sunday as he logged a season-high 10 strikeouts and only allowed a single run in the sixth inning. However, the Mets didn't provide any run support, and the bullpen struggled late in the contest. The 31-year-old now has a 5.46 ERA and 51:14 K:BB over 56 innings this year. His final start of the regular season should come on the road Friday against the Nationals.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Falls to Phillies
Porcello (1-5) took the loss Tuesday, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings as the Mets were downed 4-1 by the Phillies. He struck out five.
The right-hander remains winless over his last seven starts, although much of that is due to bad luck and minimal run support -- Porcello's only served up three homers in 49 innings this season, and his .390 BABIP has led to a 6.06 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, but only a 3.11 FIP. He'll look for a better result in his next outing Sunday, at home against Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Escapes loss
Porcello allowed five runs on 10 hits while striking out three across four innings against the Orioles on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.
It seemed as though the Orioles were hitting almost everything Porcello was throwing at them. He gave up two runs on four hits in the first inning and then allowed three more runs on back-to-back hits (double and then a single) in the third. The 32-year-old fortunately was able to get through a clean fourth before manager Luis Rojas threw in the towel and called upon his bullpen to finish out the game. Wednesday's outing marked the second time this season Porcello has given up 10 hits in an outing as the right-hander is currently sporting a career-worst 6.07 ERA and 1.56 WHIP across 43 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Quality start wasted Friday
Porcello didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six.
The 32-year-old needed exactly 100 pitches (65 strikes) to deliver his third quality start of the season, but he exited the game with the score tied 2-2 and had to watch as Jared Hughes gave the game away in the seventh and eighth. Porcello has done an excellent job of keeping the ball down and in the park this year -- his 0.46 HR/9 would be a career low -- but a .366 BABIP has saddled him with a 5.54 ERA that's almost double his 2.95 FIP. He'll look for better luck in his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Orioles.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Allows two runs Sunday
Porcello allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision.
Although Porcello let up two runs over his five innings, he appeared to be in good shape when he left the game as the Mets held a 4-2 lead. The team scored three more runs in the sixth inning, but the bullpen imploded in the seventh inning, which forced Porcello to settle for a no-decision. The right-hander was coming off three consecutive losses and now carries a 6.00 ERA over 33 innings this season. He'll attempt to return to the win column at home Friday against the Phillies.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Dealt fourth loss
Porcello (1-4) took the loss in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins after allowing four runs on five hits over three innings. He had four strikeouts and zero walks.
The 31-year-old's outing was interrupted by a rain delay, but he may not have pitched much longer regardless given how the first three innings transpired. Porcello has a 6.43 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 26:6 K:BB through 28 innings, and could start Sunday against the Yankees, depending how the Mets organize the rotation coming out of the twin bill.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Gets two step
Porcello is starting Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
He will be starting with several days of extra rest following the Mets' COVID-19 postponements. Porcello will get two starts this week, also taking the mound Sunday against the Yankees.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Weekend series postponed
Porcello won't start this weekend against the Yankees as the series was postponed due to positive COVID-19 test results, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Porcello was set to start Friday before that game was postponed following two positive tests from the Mets, and the league has now pushed back all three games of the series. The Mets' next scheduled game is currently Tuesday against the Marlins, but Porcello isn't guaranteed to take the mound for it as the team could adjust its starting rotation coming out of the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Start vs. Yankees postponed
Porcello's scheduled start against the Yankees on Friday was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
A player and a staff member for the Mets reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, prompting MLB to postpone the team's next two games. It remains to be seen whether the Mets will play the Yankees at all this weekend, leaving Porcello's next start in limbo.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Allows 10 hits in loss
Porcello (1-3) allowed four runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Phillies.
Porcello has struggled to keep the basepaths clear to begin the season, and he couldn't keep the Phillies' bats in check as he picked up his second straight loss. The right-hander saw his ERA spike in 2019 during his final season in Boston, and the rate has continued to rise to begin the 2020 season as he carries a 5.76 ERA and 1.64 WHIP over 25 innings this year. He'll look to return to the win column at home Friday against the Yankees.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Rick Porcello: Quality start wasted Tuesday
Porcello (1-2) took the loss Tuesday as the Mets fell 2-1 to the Nationals, giving up two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out five.
The right-hander came through with his second straight quality start, but Porcello still wound up on the wrong end of the decision as the Mets' bats couldn't break through against Max Scherzer. Despite his recent success, Porcello's 5.68 ERA and 1.63 WHIP are still stained by his ugly initial outings, but he'll look to keep rolling in his next start Sunday in Philadelphia.... See More ... See Less
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