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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 Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez the Red Sox were able to stop the bleeding, albeit temporarily (again), in a 6-4 win.
Franklin Morales stepped in for the injured Josh Beckett yesterday afternoon and showed us why he belongs in the rotation (again). He went six innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four. Given that he'd been in the bullpen for a few weeks, nobody expected six innings from Morales.
But he was able to do it and he was a big part of the reason why the Red Sox won yesterday.
The birthday boy Crawford had three hits to lead the Red Sox offense. He knoc...
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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. There are a few things Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine can be criticized for this season, and many more throughout the course of his managerial career. However, in 2012, the way in which...
Should the Red Sox fire Bobby Valentine?
This was the big question being debated within the media and across the radio airwaves on Monday. The majority say that Valentine should be gone, but there are still some that want to stick with the manager. The attention that the subject has gotten over the past few days prompted general manager Ben Cherington to address the subject with...
Between injuries to key players and battling to stay above .500, the Red Sox have had their share of struggles in the 2012 season. The trend continued over the weekend when they dropped three out of four games to the Minnesota Twins. With the team's struggles at the front of fans' minds, rumors had started to swirl about the fate of the man who leads the team -- manager Bobby...
It was a bizarre sight (and sound) at Fenway Park. Just Monday afternoon, Red Sox owner John Henry's hand was basically forced into sending an open letter to the media giving a public show of support to his manager, Bobby Valentine, as the cries for his job became too loud to ignore. By Tuesday evening, Fenway Park was changing Valentine's first name as the skipper argued...
BOSTON -- On a day that Bobby Valentine experienced the heat, the Red Sox offense turned it up. The spark came straight from the top of the order in Monday's 9-2 win, with Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez combining to go 11-for-18 with eight doubles and eight RBIs. It was a reminder of the offense's potency. It also set an unprecedented franchise...
I hate Bobby Valentine.
I’ve written multiple columns (like this one or this one, for instance) about how much of a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey ***...
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. Although David Ortiz remains sidelined with pain in his Achilles, the current top of the Red Sox lineup is certainly closer to what the team had in mind preseason than what the top four...
BOSTON -- The Red Sox rotation is still in flux. After Franklin Morales shined in Sunday's spot start and Aaron Cook rebounded from a string of subpar starts on Monday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will try to spread out the love. "I have him penciled in," Valentine said of Morales. "It's not in ink yet. [Cook] will miss the Cleveland series and be ready...
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...
Bobby Valentine's bunch got back to its winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Sunday's afternoon win was the first in the month of August and it was capitalized by a stellar pitching performance from Franklin Morales, the resurgence of Carl Crawford's bat and a two-run home run from Adrian Gonzalez in the fifth inning that proved...
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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It’s too late to empower Bobby Valentine. It’s too late to make his players like him. It’s too late to give him his own coaching staff. But it’s not too late to correct the biggest mistake of the offseason...
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...
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...