Found June 29, 2012 on
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 has to be skipped and you don’t want to put him on the DL and you pluck someone from the Minor Leagues, you want to pluck the guy who’s ready to pitch on that day. We didn’t really build that full 10, but we were close. You know, if ever a guy is out of gas, it might be now. It’s not necessarily even a physical thing. You start looking at the finish line and you lose a stride. I think when a guy has that extra day, you can kind of put aside the idea that he’s tired.”
Franklin Morales, who pitched last night against the Mariners, has been surprisingly good in the new role. He has a 2.00 ERA over 18 innings pi...
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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...
He likes his team to bunt. A lot. When he goes to the bullpen, he goes to everyone in the bullpen. He's not afraid to head out to the mound to talk to a pitcher in the first inning, and he's even less afraid to jump front and center into a baseball moment. In three months, we've learned a lot about Bobby Valentine -- and we're still learning. His players are still...
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...
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...
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...
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)
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...
8 a.m. ET: For the third straight time, Franklin Morales will make a start for the Red Sox (40-35). The team is cruising, having won nine of their last 11 games and have won five straight series entering this matchup. Morales hopes to continue turning heads in the starting rotation like in his past two starts, when he fanned 17 batters in his last 11 innings. In his last outing,...
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...
It was a tough Saturday night for the Boston Red Sox. For one, it was their second walk off loss in three nights, which is a jolting way to lose any ballgame. However, the Red Sox did have their chances, wasting a couple opportunities with the bases loaded, including putting their first two men on base in the 10th inning. However, pitching was clearly the name of the game, as Josh...
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...
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...
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...