Watch: Rick Porcello trashes dugout TVs, cites ‘frustration’
Rick Porcello took a licking on the mound in Wednesday’s 8-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, but that poor outing paled in comparison to the punishment the Boston Red Sox starter inflicted upon on a pair of dugout TVs afterward.
Porcello was rocked to the tune of six runs allowed on nine hits and a walk before exiting after 5 2/3 innings of work. With the Red Sox down 6-2 after exiting the game, a frustrated Porcello proceeded to take it out on two television monitors in the dugout.
Hey, we were watching that! pic.twitter.com/l4q7dO3vYG— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 31, 2019
Upon learning that cameras caught his TV-trashing dugout meltdown, Porcello apologized for his antics.
“I kind of wish I did that without cameras being on me,” Porcello said, via ESPN. “I apologize to everyone that had to see that. It’s not a behavior that I feel like is representative to me and my personality. The frustration got the best of me.”
There have been no shortage of dugout histrionics out of players over the years, and Porcello’s outburst is almost mild in comparison. That said, it’s obviously not a good look, and it’s clear Porcello is well aware of that fact.