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Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, J.D. Martinez and the Strike Zone

Today’s (brief) links take a look at Rick Porcello’s strive to be more than quality, J.D. Martinez’s homers and a much needed series with the Orioles. Plus some strike zone talk and a look at great seasons of Red Sox past.

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MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Porcello was fine yesterday. You could say he had a quality start. In fact, he did. That doesn’t mean he was satisfied. *puts on Hamilton soundtrack* HE WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED! (Rich Thompson; Boston Herald)

Dropping two of three to the Chicago White Sox is not ideal when the Red Sox are in an extremely competitive AL East race. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

Perhaps playing the Orioles will help the cause. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

But its not all bad. J.D. Martinez is still out there smashing baseballs into another dimension. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

There have been a lot of great individual seasons in the history of the Red Sox. Here are some of the best. (Matthew Kory; The Athletic) ($$)

Which teams are getting more friendly strike zones? (Jeff Sullivan; FanGrahps)