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BOSTON -- Franklin Morales excelled in his opening audition as a starting pitcher. Now, he'll look to be effective in the follow-up. When he starts against the Twins on Sunday, it'll signal his fourth different role change of the season. Morales has switched duties nearly as often as he switches socks, going from relieving to starting to relieving to starting once again. "It's two different mentalities," Morales said. "As a starter, you have to know the right situations to use your best pitches, but as a reliever, you just have to get outs and use whatever you have. In relief,...
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Franklin Morales came up huge for the Red Sox on Sunday, gutting out a win in a six inning spot start against the Minnesota Twins to help Boston avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins Morales has bounced back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen during the 2012 season on his way to a 3-2 record. On Sunday, he allowed only one earned run on three hits...
Franklin Morales should get used to starting, because it appears increasingly unlikely he'll be doing anything else this season. With the Boston Red Sox in desperate need of consistency from their starting pitchers, Morales once again showed he's ready to take the job in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Twins. Making his first start since July 13, Morales limited the Twins...
BOSTON –– Once again, Franklin Morales has stopped the bleeding. Starting for the first time since July 13, the lefty continued to make his case to re-join the Red Sox starting rotation in Sunday's 6-4 win, surrendering just three hits and one run over six innings. "I feel great because the team needed this one," Morales said. "With each day, I'm becoming...
Franklin Morales gave the Red Sox six outstanding innings of 3-hit, 1-run baseball in a spot start for Josh Beckett in the team's 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. The victory averted a sweep by the Twins, but did little to stop the swirling tempest of rumor, innuendo, and nonsense eminating from 4 Yawkey Way these days.Adrian Gonzalez (pictured) hit his 11th...
The Red Sox took the field on Sunday hoping to not be swept by the Minnesota Twins after dropping the first three games over the series. Franklin Morales was pitching for Josh Beckett who tweaked his back during his last start. Morales has previously been nothing short of brilliant when he was in the rotation and the Sox would need him to continue that trend.
Morales did not...
BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine knows what role he wants Franklin Morales to fill on his pitching staff. Now, it's just a matter of the Boston Red Sox manager making it work logistically. "I like him as a starter," Valentine said after Morales, recently a reliever, started and pitched six innings Sunday to lead the Red Sox to a much-needed 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins...
The Red Sox haven't had much to smile about over the last four games, but at least two Boston players should be happy coming into Sunday's contest: Carl Crawford and Franklin Morales. Crawford is celebrating his 31st birthday on Sunday, and the perennial milestone has been good for his batting statistics. He's 10-for-30 with three home runs over the last seven games on...
When Josh Beckett couldn't throw a scheduled side session on Thursday because of back spasms, it was assumed that he'd likely miss his next start. Franklin Morales confirmed that on Friday afternoon. Morales told NESN.com MLB reporter Didier Morais that he would indeed be taking Beckett's spot in the rotation on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. Beckett left his start...
For one day, everything was fine again with the Boston Red Sox.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, Franklin Morales turned in another solid substitute start and the Red Sox averted a four-game sweep with a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
''Hopefully it's the start of a long run,'' said Gonzalez, who finished with three RBIs.
Carl Crawford added...
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Red Sox (53-55)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.32)
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (4-6, 7.43)
Franklin Morales will be on the bump Sunday in place of an ailing Josh Beckett, who was scratched after still feeling the effects of a back spasm that took him out of his previous start against the Tigers. It will be Morales' sixth start of the year, and he's performed admirably when in the rotation. In his five starts so far, he has a 2-1 record with a 3.42 ERA, 1.14 WHIP...
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, Franklin Morales turned in another solid substitute start and the Boston Red Sox averted a four-game sweep with a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Gonzalez finished with three RBIs. Carl Crawford added three singles, an RBI and a leaping catch for the Red Sox on his 31st birthday.
The victory snapped Boston's four-game losing...
This team is unbearable. Yeah, the Sox were able to salvage the final game of the series, 6-4, but they did go into the 9th with a 6-1 lead. Vicente Padilla gave up a pair of homers and a walk in the 9th without recording an out. The most important thing is, they got the win.
The Sox got a pair of runs in the bottom of the 3rd by way of a Carl Crawford ground-out to short that scored...
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said last week that the goal of his team was to win the rest of the series they played for the rest of the season. They had taken 2-of-3 from both the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers.
They did fall in the finale of Tigers series and then the Minnesota Twins took the first three games of a four-game set. But thanks to birthday boy Carl...
If you were looking for me to talk about last night's game, I've got one word. PATHETIC!
After falling last night 6-4, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage some pride and avoid a sweep in the finale of a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park this afternoon.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television...