Can Franklin Morales keep it up?

Updated: July 7, 2012, 12:08 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Thousands of pitches before Franklin Morales emerged as a possible fifth starter for the Boston Red Sox, he was a future ace for the Colorado Rockies.

Morales posted a 1.29 ERA this June, offering a glimpse at the pitcher he was once thought to be. Five years earlier, Morales was similarly dominating as a 21-year-old phenom. Those days were supposed to be over. Perhaps they aren't.

Once among baseball's top left-handed pitching prospects, Morales frequently garnered mention ...

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