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Jim Monaghan
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For most of the season, you might have been able to make the argument that were he given any run support, Rick Porcello's W-L numbers would look a lot different.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Sure, he was giving up home runs at an alarming rate, but he was consistently pitching into the sixth and seventh innings, and while his ERA was on the high side, Porcello was generally keeping the Red Sox in games.

Friday night, he committed a first-inning error that led to a pair of unearned runs and then watched as things went completely downhill in a 16-3 loss to the Orioles at Fenway Park.

Porcello was tagged for eleven runs (four earned because the entire team forgot how to play defense) on nine hits and a walk over 4.2 innings.

Boston made five errors in one of the ugliest performances of the season.

The lone bright spots? Xander Bogaerts hit his eighth home run of the season, and Mitch Moreland (pictured) pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

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Jim Monaghan 8/26/2017 11:21:00 AM Edit
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