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Franklin Morales and Aaron Cook weren't in the rotation two weeks ago, but you wouldn't know it from their performances this week against the Mariners. The Red Sox' pair of fill-in starters pitched like aces, combining for 16 shutout innings in the first two games of a four-game series with Seattle. Morales began the domination Thursday night, going a career-long seven innings while allowing just three hits and striking out seven to lower his season ERA to 2.59. The 26-year-old lefty was denied his second victory on the season, however, as Mariners starter Felix Hernandez pitched an absolute gem, striking...
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Aaron Cook was making his first back to back starts in 2012 and he also got his first back to back win. Cook pitched wonderfully and walked away with a complete game shutout win.
Cook looked in control from the first inning and kept rolling. Cook didn't give up his first hit until the 4th inning when he gave up a leadoff single to Ichiro. The next time Cook would see a...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Aaron Cook's first start of the season in Boston ended in disaster. The 33-year-old sinker baller had finally earned his chance to show his stuff with the big club, and an unfortunate...
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Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (1-1, 9.39)
Pitching: RHP Hector Noesi (2-9, 5.50)
Getty ImagesFriday’s game against the Mariners started like Thursday’s loss; little offense to speak of. However, in the 5th inning the Sox bats came alive as Middlebrooks and Cody Ross killed back to back solo shots. Daniel Nava joined in the fun three batters later as he crushed another solo shot to right. Big Papi doubled to right to lead off the 6thinning, and then Saltalamacchia...
Franklin Morales had a brilliant performance Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners and has very quickly injected himself into the conversation for a more permanent starting job. Sure, his latest gem was against the hapless Mariners -- who currently rank at or near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories -- but it was still a gem nonetheless. Morales has had his...
Franklin Morales took the mound for the Red Sox and had himself a tremendous outing, however he was also up against Felix Hernandez who pitched a complete game shutout to have the Sox lose 0-1 in the 9th inning.
Franklin Morales is continuing to show just how talented he is while he is in the rotation for Beckett who is on the DL. Morales went toe to toe with King Felix throwing...
Franklin Morales went 7 innings for the Red Sox last night and gave up only three hits against the Mariners. Yes, it was against the Mariners, but Morales has looked good in all three starts that he has made this year for the Red Sox. He has struck out 24 in only 18 innings and has been able to go further in each game that he has started. From a standpoint of get them while their...
Prince Franklin almost outdueled King Felix. Making his third start since moving from the Boston Red Sox's bullpen to the rotation, lefty Franklin Morales matched zeros for seven innings Thursday night with Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Morales allowed three hits, struck out seven and threw 109 pitches, his highest total since April 23, 2008, when he was with the Colorado...
For at least the time being, Bobby V intends to use a 6 man starting rotation. Even with the Neckett returning from the DL this Saturday, Franklin Morales and Aaron Cook will both gets starts over the next 6 games.
On the subject, Valentine said “Well, I always think you need 10 starters. I felt you leave Spring Training with 10 starters, because when you have a day when someone...
SEATTLE -- The Boston Red Sox broke free from the shackles imposed by the Seattle pitching staff midgame Friday, coming up with four home runs in the space of eight batters to prop up the two-hit pitching of starter Aaron Cook in a 5-0 win over the Mariners. While Cook allowed Seattle just two singles in nine innings, the Red Sox let loose with three homers in the fifth inning...
Franklin Gutierrirez departed Thursday night's game against the Red Sox after being hit in the head by an errant pickoff throw by Red Sox starter Franklin Morales. Now, the team has announced that Gutierrez will be placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion, continuing a snakebitten season for the Mariners centerfielder. The 29-year-old only recently returned to...
After falling 1-0 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track tonight in the second game of a four-game set with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.
First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Mariners television market, you can catch the game on ROOT Sports. If you...
At the beginning of the year the Red Sox rotation was failing them. Daniel Bard was a disaster as a starter, Clay Buchholz looked to be struggling coming back from his 2011 back injury and Jon Lester was showing the same inconsistencies that he was last September. Add in the fact that an aging Josh Beckett was starting to show durability issues and the Red Sox rotation looked...
It's hard to believe, but the Fourth of July is upon us, and baseball's All-Star break is just a week away. The major league season continues to fly by with storylines abound. After sitting things out for a week, the 6-4-3 returns. That means that there's even more to get to, so let's get right into this week's version. Six Red Sox Thoughts 1. Morales must stay...