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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 and 31 strikeouts. Most impressively, he's struck out 10.6 batters per nine innings in his starts. With Craig Breslow's addition to the bullpen as another lefty reliever, many...
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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 -- 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....
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' role on the Red Sox has constantly changed this season. He started off the year as a reliever. Then, he moved to the starting rotation in June when Josh Beckett was sidelined with an injury. After moving back to the bullpen in mid-July, Morales was called upon to start once more in Sunday's game. The switch in workload can certainly take a toll on a pitcher...
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...
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...
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...
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Red Sox (53-55)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.32)
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (4-6, 7.43)
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...
BOSTON –– Aaron Cook claims he wasn't worried about his rotation spot. But in reality, the sinkerballer was pitching for his starter's job in Monday's 9-2 win over the Rangers. During his past two starts, Cook was mired in a rut, failing to advance past the fifth inning while surrendering six runs apiece. With Franklin Morales breathing down his neck to re-join the...
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...
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 ...