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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 Rockies. He didn't allow a hit until Franklin Gutierrez's leadoff single in the fourth inning and didn't allow a runner into scoring position until the seventh. Morales just didn't get a victory. The Red Sox were defeated 1-0 on a walk-off single by pinch hitter John Jaso against reliever Scott Atchison. But the outcome didn't tarnish the way Morales pitched. "He's been great," second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. "That's what's frustrating about tonight. He throws the ball like that, and we can't get him one run. I mean, that's tough." ...
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When the Red Sox acquired Franklin Morales from the Rockies last season, no one paid much attention. At the time of the deal, he hadn’t pitched in four days, and hadn’t recorded an out in seven. When he began his Red Sox career by allowing four runs in three innings in his first two outings, there was similarly no reason for Red Sox nation to sit up and take notice — he was...
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...
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...
The Mariners have had their fair share of struggles at the plate this year, and they continued on Thursday night. How much credit does Franklin Morales deserve for his performance, though, versus the blame Seattle should bear for just not being all that good? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette did some number-crunching, and you might be surprised to see what he turned up. Check it out...
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...
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,...
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. I know it's still early, but Franklin Morales has earned it. While the majority of the Red Sox starting rotation continues in their search for consistency, Morales has epitomized the...
Franklin Gutierrirez departed Thursday night's game against the Red Sox after being hit in the head by an errant pickoff throw by Red Sox starter Franklin Morales. Now, the team has announced that Gutierrez will be placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion, continuing a snakebitten season for the Mariners centerfielder. The 29-year-old only recently returned to...
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...
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...
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The Seattle Mariners end the month by hosting the infamous Boston Red Sox. Just to gain some perspective the Sox are third in their division and are struggling with winning percentage of .533 while the Mariners are forth in their division with a .416 record.
Pitching match ups
Game 78: LHP – Franklin Morales vs. RHP – Felix...
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, "...
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...
With the other four teams in the American League East losing on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox had a prime opportunity to pick up a game on everybody in the standings. Unfortunately though, they ran into King Felix Hernandez.
King Felix tied his career-high of 13 strikeouts and John Jaso delivered the pinch-hit walkoff single in the bottom of the 9th to give the Seattle Mariners...
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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 ...