Red Sox Starter Rick Porcello Trying To Find Positives In His Outing
Rick Porcello had a relatively good outing for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. If it weren’t for a two-run home run in the sixth inning the reigning Cy Young winner would have had a solid stat line.
But unfortunately for Porcello, his stat line read, 6 innings of work with 4 runs allowed, not considered a quality outing by any stretch of the imagination.
“Six innings, four runs,” Porcello said. “It’s not like they’re beating the cover off the ball. It’s just a couple of things here and there that I’ve got to clean up. I mean, I’m not making excuses for myself. I definitely hold myself accountable for the loss tonight. But in the grand scheme of things I’ve got to keep building off of what I’m doing and what we’re doing. At the end of the day, our team’s in a good spot and I’m going to keep fighting to come back and help this ballclub win games every fifth day.”
Porcello did say after the game that he suffered a cut on his right index finger during the game, but he refused to blame that on his performance.
“I threw a pitch and my index finger, my nail on my index finger kind of sliced my thumb a little bit. It was bleeding and just, we covered it up and got something to seal it up and it was fine,” he said.
Despite his season not going as planned, Porcello is doing everything in his power to help his ballclub win games.
“I’m thinking of what I can do to help our team win,” he said. “And that’s, first and foremost is having quick innings, keeping runs off the board, simple stuff that everybody knows about. I mean there’s a lot that goes into it but this isn’t about me. This is about our ballclub. I’m not going to harp on my struggles or what’s going on there. I’ve got a start in five days, I’m going to go out there and do the best I can to give us a chance to win and that’s it. And keep moving forward and stop thinking about [expletive] from the past.”