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Rick Porcello’s Debut

Rick Porcello
credit Roger DeWitt

The Tigers first round draft pick from a year ago made his debut of sorts today. Rick Porcello pitched 2 perfect innings, the first of which came while the Blue Jays regulars were in the game. Here’s how his day went:

Six batters faced and no balls leaving the infield. Plus getting The Big Hurt swinging and I think the outing can only be viewed as a positive.

Posted by on February 29, 2008.


Categories: 2008 Season, Spring Training

5 Responses

  1. A quick amateur look at that picture, and I’ll give him a thumbs up on mechanics.

    by Eddie on Feb 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm

  2. It’s only one outing of 2 IP, but I can’t help but be impressed. Six up, six down and like you mentioned, Billfer, no balls out of the infield.

    I’ve seen it mentioned a few times that Porcello is at least 2 years away, but if he has a real nice season, I wonder if there’s at least a shot of seeing him in 2009.

    by Mith on Mar 1, 2008 at 8:36 am

  3. I hope we don’t see him in 2009, no matter how talented he is. The Tigers need to stop rushing their top prospects.

    by Dave BW on Mar 1, 2008 at 10:01 am

  4. [...] Tigers pitching phenom Rick Porcello made his Tiger debut on Friday. Since Porcello signed late last year after the draft he never threw in the minors at all last season so this was our first real look at the guy. He got in against the Jays and faced six batter and retired all six of them including a strikeout of Frank Thomas. I won’t go too much into detail since it was just a two inning appearance in February, but if you want a bit more info on Porcello’s outing, check out Bilfer’s site. [...]

    by The Spotstarters » Blog Archive » Update on Mar 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm

  5. ricky is ready i played ball with him in little league. he’s been ready since 4th grade…he was throwing hard then and getting everyone out. no one can touch the kid.

    by sam on Apr 4, 2008 at 12:28 pm

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