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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Nathan Eovaldi, Brock Holt

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The Red Sox are moving on to the ALCS and three unlikely postseason heroes have emerged. Holt is swinging the hottest bat in the lineup and Eovaldi and Porcello put together clutch starts in the last two games of the ALDS.

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Before we begin, let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that the Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series last night.

OK. That was a fun moment. Now its on to Houston (as well as today’s links).

Rick Porcello came up big in his game four start. Now a veteran pitcher, Porcello has plenty to share about how to pitch at the highest level. (David Laurila; FanGraphs)

Speaking of dominant starters from this ALDS, Nathan Eovaldi quieted the Yankees in game three. It’s a difficult thing to do, but the right-hander has figured out how to do it. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Welcome to the Brock Holt appreciation hour. (Jeff Sullivan; FanGraphs)

In a perfect example of a player making his teammates better, Mookie Betts lent Holt a bat and the results have been excellent since. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

Bill James lives, eats, breaths and sleeps baseball. (Rustin Dodd; The Athletic) ($$)

Al Horford of the Boston Celtics isn’t too busy getting ready for the NBA regular season to follow the Sox. (Patrick McAvoy; NESN)

Let’s go inside the offensive eruption from the Sox in game three. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)