Sunday, June 17, 2012

Go Ahead And Ignore My Previous Post About Franklin Morales

In Chicago tonight, the Sox are holding a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning.  Franklin Morales is apparently Boston's best pitcher, and has done everything right that I thought he would be doing wrong.  He threw 5 innings, gave up four hits and two runs, and struck out nine.  Nine.

Talk about whole grain and nuts... (my brother may be the only one to get that reference, but its from 'Muppets in Space').  He went off tonight, proving Bobby Valentine right for the second night in a row.  Last night, he hit Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the clean up spot, the first time Salty had hit there in his career.  He responded with a double and a home run, leading the Sox to victory.

The Cubs just tied the game up, but that's no fault of Morales'.  Rather than call a pitcher up when Josh Beckett went down with shoulder inflammation, Bobby V chose to stick to his guns and use an arm out of the already taxed bullpen.  If the Sox can pull off the win, it'll get us to .500, but let's hope it won't be at the expense of the bullpen when they come back home to face Miami and Atlanta.

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