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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 his birthday. Combine that with his recent resurgence (hits in seven of his last eight games, including three home runs), and Crawford may be ready to break out of the 2011-like malaise he has dealt with at...
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BOSTON – Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford has been playing through a UCL injury in his left elbow that at some point could require surgery.
To help him stay in the lineup Boston picked-up a policy that every so often they were allowing him to take a game off here and there.
That seems to be a thing of the past as Crawford has played eighth straight games and has only missed...
Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford played his eighth straight game Sunday, a little over a week after manager Bobby Valentine said the outfielder would be limited to four games in a row because of a medically mandated program.
Valentine said July 28 that Crawford would be required to rest. On the day of the trading deadline, GM Ben Cherington downplayed the notion that he'd...
Carl Crawford celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday and, perhaps coincidentally, also had one of his best games all season. Now, with the Red Sox playing well on Monday, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is trying to figure out whose birthday it is this time around. Or maybe it has something to do with Yu Darvish celebrating the opposite of his birthday, whatever that is. Check out...
With one swing of the bat, Carl Crawford restored some order to the universe. Sort of. Red Sox fans have long awaited Crawford's return to form, and thanks to a three-run home run on Friday night, he appears to be doing just that. Of course, it's just one hit, and it was only due to a big mistake by Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette explains...
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...
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...
Is this the Boston Red Sox team we all expected this season? Or is this the Red Sox team that will get our hopes up only to dash them like teams of the past?
And while we're at it, is this the Carl Crawford that the Red Sox expected to get when they signed him to a seven-year, $142 million deal? Crawford went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to help the Red Sox to a 9-2 win over the...
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...
On paper, the series-opening game between the Red Sox and Rangers is looking to be anything but a pitchers' duel. Starters Yu Darvish and Aaron Cook both enter Monday night's tilt in a bit of a funk. Darvish is just 1-3 with a 6.82 ERA and 20 walks in 31 2/3 innings over his last five starts. Cook, meanwhile, is 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA in his last five starts. The Sox have penciled...
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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...
BOSTON - The Red Sox, in desperate need of a victory, got six strong innings from Franklin Morales in his first start since July 13 and a two-run homer from Adrian Gonzalez, and they hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Sunday. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak and allowed Boston to avoid being the victim of its first four-game home sweep at the hands of the Twins...
“State Of The Sox” is a weekly Friday piece detailing where the Red Sox currently stand in Major League Baseball and whether or not they can be successful going forward. We apologize if, at times, it comes across as a bit harsh.
The most consistent thing about the 2012 Red Sox has been their inconsistency. There hasn’t been much you could bank on this season, but you could...