Originally written June 18, 2012 on Fenway West:
The Sox were heading into the final game of the series with the Cubs with Franklin Morales on the mound since Josh Beckett had recently landed on the DL with a shoulder issue.  Many of us had no idea what to expect. How would he do as a starter?  How long would he be able to go?  Franklin Morales answered all those questions and really pleasantly surprised people.  Morales was given an early lead when the Sox scored two runs in the 1st inning with an RBI double from Pedey and an RBI single from Papi.  Sox 2-0.  At first it looked like it might be a long night for Morales when he started the outing giving up a double to Johnson and then an RBI triple to Castro with only one out.  However, Morales was able to get out of the inning without allowing Castro to score by striking out Soriano and then getting Baker to ground out.  Sox 2-1.  Not bad Franklin, not bad!  In the 3rd, with 2 outs Morales gave up a single to Barney and then Castro hit a play that looked like a pop up that Dustin...
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