// Franklin Morales

Joe Mauer’s Heroics Give Red Sox Fourth Straight Loss

The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from ending their three game skid until Joe Mauer hit a three-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins the 6-4 win. The loss is the Red Sox third straight against the second to last place team in the American League, and fourth straight loss of the […]

Red Sox Trade Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik for Craig Breslow

The 4 pm ET non-waiver trading deadline has come and gone, and it appears the Boston Red Sox are not hardcore buyers or sellers. The team made just a couple moves on the final day in which teams can make trades, sending both reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]

Red Sox Clobbered in Texas to Start Road Trip

The Red Sox began one of their most significant stretches of the 2012 season on Monday night, as the team opened a three-game series with the Texas Rangers. Unfortunately, the Sox bats were quiet and starter Felix Doubront couldn’t contain the Rangers lineup, with Boston falling to Texas by a final score of 9-1. The […]

Red Sox in ‘Aggressive’ Pursuit of Ryan Dempster

With the July 31st trade deadline approaching in a few weeks, the rumors of the baseball trade market will rapidly heat up, and the Red Sox will need to define themselves as buyers or sellers towards competing in the 2012 season. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Sox are looking to add Chicago Cubs starter […]

Ellsbury Returns to Lineup as Sox Win 3-1 in Tampa

After a few days off during MLB’s All-Star Break, the Red Sox were back to business on Friday night in Tampa with a 3-1 win. Strong pitching stifled the Rays offense and the Sox got on the board early to put the game out of reach. The return of Jacoby Ellsbury was the talk of […]

Ciriaco Helps Red Sox Salvage Split Against Yankees in Doubleheader

The Red Sox and Yankees are adding another chapter to their historic rivalry with a four-game weekend series at Fenway Park, highlighted by Saturday’s doubleheader. Despite a 6-1 loss in the first game that saw Boston fall further back in the standings, the night game ended a 9-5 victory for the Red Sox, who are […]

King Felix Dominates Red Sox; Mariners Walk Off in 9th

If there was any doubt at all that Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will make a strong push for his second career Cy Young award in 2012, the pitcher certainly made a statement on Thursday night against the Red Sox. The Boston batters found themselves helpless as King Felix pitched nine innings, threw 128 pitches […]

Should Franklin Morales Remain in a Fully Healthy Red Sox Rotation?

On Thursday night the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox open a four-game series out west as star pitcher Felix Hernandez goes for the M’s. Opposing him will be a pitcher who has effectively come out of nowhere to make starts for the injured Sox rotation, 26-year old Franklin Morales. Boston acquired Morales from Colorado […]

Morales Pitches Well in a Pinch, Sox Bats Outscore Cubs 7-4

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Sunday night at Wrigley Field to move back to .500. Franklin Morales made an emergency start due to Josh Beckett being placed on the DL on Saturday with shoulder inflammation. It was his first start since 2009, when he was with Colorado, and he pitched […]

Josh Beckett Injury: On DL with Shoulder Inflammation

The Boston Red Sox have elected to proceed in the coming weeks without starter Josh Beckett due to minor shoulder inflammation, placing him on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. While he is out, reliever Franklin Morales is scheduled to temporarily take his place in the rotation. Beckett this year has received attention from his golfing […]

Red Sox Fall to Nationals in Dice-K’s Return

Before the Celtics tip off tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston sports fans were treated with a similarly unpredictable event: the return of Daisuke Matsuzaka to the major leagues after a year removed because of Tommy John surgery. He showed good stuff for the most part, but […]

Daniel Bard Awful as Red Sox Fall to Blue Jays, 5-1

The Boston Red Sox could not complete the sweep of the Blue Jays on Sunday in Toronto, instead dropping the series finale by a score of 5-1. Sox starter Daniel Bard got into trouble quickly in the first, walking the first two Jays he faced before giving up a three-run homer to Jose Bautista. A […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

Red Sox Lose in 17 Innings to Orioles

The Red Sox attempted to avoid being swept by the Baltimore Orioles as they sent Clay Buchholz on the mound on Sunday. Unfortunately the game turned into a ridiculous 17-inning affair ending in a brutally painful 9-6 Sox loss. Darnell McDonald earned the loss after the Sox depleted their available bullpen options and were forced to […]

Red Sox Continue Winning Ways in Pitchers’ Duel

It was very refreshing to see Boston get off to such a great road trip, and that hasn’t let up. Thanks to a 1-0 victory against the White Sox, that streak now stands at six. However, Chicago could have done better. The most important play of the game came in the first inning, with Chicago […]