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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 did something that few batters do at Safeco Field – he crushed an opposite field homerun. The long ball provided all of the runs for the Sox, but it was Aaron Cook that was the story of the night. He struck out two, walked none, and allowed only two hits – one being an infield single by Ichiro and the other a single to right by John Jaso. Cook was as efficient as one can be, shutting down 28 batters on only 81 pitchers. That’s the lowest amount of pitches thrown in a complete game this season. Cook got 14 groundouts and 5 flyouts, pounding the strike zone with fastballs and sinkers. Even more incredibl...
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On the heels of Franklin Morales’ seven scoreless innings Thursday night, the veteran sinkerballer tossed a two-hit shutout against a Mariners offense that has been blanked 10 times this season and four ...
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...
Wow. That's really the only way to describe Aaron Cook's performance on Friday night. The sinkerballer threw only 81 pitches in a two-hit complete-game shutout performance against the Seattle Mariners, throwing everything for strikes. In fact, he threw pretty much everything he had at the Mariners -- including the kitchen sink -- and the M's couldn't hit anything...
On the heels of Franklin Morales' seven scoreless innings Thursday night, Red Sox veteran sinkerballer
Aaron Cook tossed a two-hit shutout against a Mariners offense that has been blanked 10 times this season
and four times this month. And here's the kicker: Cook did it in only 80 pitches. "I've got a short attention span," Cook said with a smile, "...
Time: 10:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (40-36)
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (1-1, 9.39)
Pitching: RHP Hector Noesi (2-9, 5.50)
Given how Aaron Cook and Hector Noesi were dealing through the first four innings, we were shaping up for a repeat of the Seattle Mariners 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. But on Friday night, the results were just a little different.
The Red Sox finally broke through with three home runs off of Noesi in the 5th while Cook continued pounded his sinker into...
SEATTLE -- Results of baseball games are largely a matter of perspective. Ask the Boston side about Friday's 5-0 win over Seattle, and the Red Sox will tell you it's all about the good pitching they got from Aaron Cook. Ask the Seattle side and the Mariners will tell you it's all about bad hitting. Cook, a former All-Star with the Rockies making just his third start...
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...
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...
Aaron Cook threw a two-hitter in the finest performance of his career, Will Middlebrooks, Cody Ross and Daniel Nava all hit solo homers in the fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Friday night.
Making his third start of the season, Cook (2-1) struck out two, walked none and needed just 81 pitches for his third career shutout and 12th complete game...
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...
8 p.m.: The Red Sox suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Mariners in their West Coast opener on Thursday night. But Daniel Nava will be looking to get Boston back on track early in Seattle on Friday. Nava will be leading things off for the Sox offense for the 17th time this season, and he's been very effective from the top spot so far. The 29-year-old outfielder has...
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...
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...