After a bit of a shaky start to the season, Rick Porcello has shown signs of improvement as of late.

In fact, the Boston Red Sox pitcher has made notable improvements when facing batters more than once this season.

In their first at-bat, hitters are batting .311 against the righty, including two home runs. In their second at-bat against Porcello, they’re hitting just .243. The third time around, players are batting just .204.

For more on these statistics, check out the “Red Sox First Pitch” video above, presented by Men’s Wearhouse.

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