Rick Porcello was working Monday, but it certainly couldn’t be considered “labor.”
The Boston Red Sox’s $82.5 million man had his third consecutive terrific start since returning from the disabled list in an 11-4 matinee Labor Day win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
His work caught the eye of the man who caught his pitches — Red Sox rookie catcher Blake Swihart, who has been behind the dish for all three of Porcello’s starts since his Aug. 26 return. Swihart was particularly happy with the way Porcello commanded and used his two-seam fastball.
To hear more from Swihart, check out the video from NESN’s “Red Sox Final” above.
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