Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Game 4 Pitcher and Mets Fan Tries To Eliminate Yankees


Rick Porcello
West Orange NJ's own Rick Porcello doesn't know how it happened. His parents were Yankees fans. They would even let him skip one day of school per year to go to the old Yankee Stadium, but for some reason he became a Mets fan.
"I guess when I was pretty much old enough to start following baseball and really be in touch with the players was right around the 2000 [Mets] team and they went to the World Series," the 22-year-old Porcello said. "I just rooted for them. I always liked the fact that they were kind of more of an underdog in New York."
Porcello is the favorite against A.J. Burnett. There is an assumption that with Burnett on the mound, the Yankees don't have a shot. But Porcello has not been great. There is a reason he is the Tigers' fourth-starter. He was 14-9, but his ERA was 4.75. His home ERA was 5.64.

New York Yankees Career statistics vs. Rick Porcello
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Robinson Cano11 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 .455 .455 .545 1.000
Eric Chavez2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 2.000
Brett Gardner9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .311
Curtis Granderson5 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800
Derek Jeter9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Andruw Jones2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Russell Martin4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .250 .750
Eduardo Nunez3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Ramiro Pena7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286
Jorge Posada9 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .333 .455 .444 .899
Alex Rodriguez4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Nick Swisher10 3 0 0 1 4 2 2 .300 .417 .600 1.017
Mark Teixeira10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .182 .100 .282
Totals85222119107.259.337.341.678


"I have high expectations for myself and I don't think it was nearly as well as I'm capable of pitching over the course of an entire year," Porcello said.
Porcello said his parents are no longer Yankees fans. Well, his mom still likes one player.
"Mom loves Derek Jeter," Porcello said. "[She] might like him more than me."
 Source: ESPN

I know I will be rooting for the Tigers (Who I want to go All the way) a little more now that Mr. Porcello is a Orange and Blue Wearing Mets Fan on the inside... Go Tigers!! 
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