Recap - The Bad Rick Porcello Shows Up Again

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Bad first innings continue to haunt Rick Porcello.

He came into Saturday night's game with the Houston Astros sporting a very un-Cy Young-like 5.14 first-inning ERA...and proceeded to give up a pair of doubles wrapped around a single as Houston plated three in the bottom of the first inning on their way to handing the Red Sox a 7-1 loss at Minute Maid Park.

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Porcello (pictured with pitching coach Carl Willis) allowed seven runs on ten hits and a walk over six innings as his record dropped to 3-9. Location of his pitches - a recurring issue in 2017 - was a major problem last night...the Astros appeared to be sprinting to the bat rack to get their hacks in.

David Paulino picked up his first major league win by holding the Red Sox to one run on three hits over six innings.

Boston's lone run came on a solo home run by Chris Young in the top of the fifth inning.

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