There were three big stories at Tigers Spring Training coming into this season.
He’s striking out a batter per inning, while still having not issued a walk through four spring starts.
Porcello gave up three hits and struck out four. He has fanned 14 without a walk this spring, and has a 2.08 ERA.
Remember Rick Porcello? That tall lanky kid who was a pitcher for the Tigers, he wore #48? He’s gone.
Several teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are looking at Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, according to ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine.
The Texas Rangers asked about Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on Monday, according to ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has plenty of hitting at his disposal and a top-notch starting rotation. His bullpen, though, could be a problem.
Tim Hudson allowed a long home run to Prince Fielder, but Juan Francisco’s three-run shot off Rick Porcello helped the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory Wednesday.
Both starters – Hudson and Detroit’s Rick Porcello – threw two scoreless innings.
It feels like ages ago when Rick Porcello took the mound as Detroit’s starter in a one-game playoff against Minnesota for the 2009 AL Central title.