// Franklin Morales

Angels Rough Up Morales, Beat Red Sox in Game 1

The Red Sox came up a bit short in Game 1, with the Angels winning 9-5. Sox pitcher Felix Doubront pitched an average game, going six innings striking out 4, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits.  Followed by Doubront was relief pitcher Franklin Morales who struggled giving up 4 earned runs on only 2 […]

Ellsbury Swipes Five Bases, Sox Roll Phillies 9-2

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury set a team record with five stolen bases, and the Boston Red Sox took down the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on the road to split the two-game series. Starting pitcher Franklin Morales picked up the win in his season debut. Morales had missed the past 52 games due to a bulging disc in […]

John Lackey Placed on Disabled List

The Red Sox have placed pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day DL with a right bicep strain. An MRI performed Sunday on John Lackey‘s right arm revealed an inflammation of the biceps, but fortunately no tear as was initially feared. Lackey had to leave Saturday’s loss at Toronto in the fifth inning, when his surgically […]

How Many Games Will the 2013 Red Sox Win?

It’s never easy to try and predict how many games any team will win, especially in baseball, and especially entering a year where the Boston Red Sox find themselves in one of the strongest divisions — on paper, that is. It’s unclear as to how things will really play out, especially with all the players who […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Bullpen – Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Others

The Boston Red Sox had a pretty solid bullpen for most of the 2012 season. There were times when Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey and other relievers had trouble closing out the game, but, overall, the entire bullpen put together one of the better ERAs in the AL. In 2013, the Red Sox have added a […]

Clay Buchholz’s Hamstring Another Cause for Concern for Red Sox Staff

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz suffered a mild hamstring strain last Tuesday during Spring Training fielding drills, and while both the pitcher and team have been optimistic that the injury isn’t a big deal, there is still serious cause for concern. The Red Sox have been plagued over the last few years by […]

Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox: Soon to Be Done Deal

The Boston Red Sox will soon reportedly acquire Joel Hanrahan in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to several reports. The Pirates closer has been brilliant the last two seasons, putting up 40 saves and a 1.83 ERA in 2011 and compiling a 5-2 record with 36 saves and a 2.72 ERA in 2012. The bullpen […]

2013 Red Sox Bullpen Breakdown

In 2012, the Red Sox bullpen was a disaster.  After the injury to Andrew Bailey in spring training, Alfredo Aceves became the closer and ended up leading the American League in blown saves.  The team blew 22 saves all together, which was tied for 3rd worst in MLB.  The closer in waiting was supposed to be Daniel Bard, who decided he wanted to be a starter instead.  That did […]

Red Sox Trading Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford to Dodgers?

According to an initial report by ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a potential groundbreaking blockbuster of a trade which has rumored numerous notable names. The possibility of a trade involving players cleared through waivers could center around Adrian Gonzalez or Josh Beckett, both of whom were claimed […]

Back-And-Forth Slugfest Leads to Atrocious Red Sox Loss

It might have been one of the best back-and-forth games for any major league team this season, but unfortunately it also was arguably the worst loss the Boston Red Sox have suffered all year. Once leading 6-0 early, the Red Sox blew two notable leads in disastrous innings, the first an eight-run third for the […]

Buchholz Falters as Angels Batter Reeling Red Sox

The Red Sox are in free fall, there’s no denying it anymore. The best pitcher on the staff of late has been Clay Buchholz, and not even he could stop the bleeding as Boston fell to the visiting Los Angeles Angels 7-3. The team has lost three straight, dropping to 59-65 on the season. Buchholz […]

Bronx Bombers Blast 5 HR, Red Sox Fall in New York

Franklin Morales is having an exceptional season for the Boston Red Sox, becoming a starter out of nowhere. Unfortunately the New York Yankees remain kryptonite against the former reliever, blasting solo home runs off of Morales on Friday night in a 6-4 Red Sox loss. This year Morales has allowed eight home runs to the […]

More of the Same; Red Sox Offense Quiet in Saturday Loss to Indians

The Cleveland Indians took game three of the four game series in Cleveland against the Red Sox on Saturday night. The Indians won by a score of 5-2. Franklin Morales had another strong start for the Sox, but the offense simply could not put runs on the board. Former Red Sox utility man Brent Lillibridge […]

Putting a Nail in the Red Sox Coffin

It’s over. The time has come to move on from everything the 2012 Boston Red Sox were supposed to be and the unfortunate reality we’ve witnessed over the last few months. After losing two of three against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, the Sox are 55-57, 10.0 games back of the first place New York […]

Franklin Morales Lifts Stumbling Red Sox over Twins

After giving away a gut-wrenching loss on Saturday, Alfredo Aceves will sleep easier tonight after saving the Sox from a more brutal defeat. Going for a stunning series sweep, the Minnesota Twins managed to scrap across three late runs before the closer enabled the Sox to escape with a 6-4 win. Salvaging the final game […]