A man only gets so many chances to prove himself in life. Today is Bard's last...at least when only considering the ones that don't matter.
The fact is that Bard will likely make his way into the starting rotation regardless of whether or not he had even one successful start--it just doesn't make any sense to have him stretched out and then waste the opportunity that gives the team to see if he's any good at starting.
Still, just for our collective sake, it would sure be nice for him to go out there and dominate the Twins. Please, Mr. Bard? Just this once?
|BOSTON RED SOX||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury -CF||Denard Span - CF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Brian Dozier - SS|
|David Ortiz - DH||Joe Mauer - C|
|Kevin Youkilis - 3B||Justin Morneau - DH|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Josh Willingham - LF|
|Cody Ross - RF||Sean Burroughs - 3B|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Luke Hughes - 1B|
|Mike Aviles - SS||Trevor Plouffe - RF|
|Nick Punto - 1B||Mike Hollimon - 2B|
|SP -- Daniel Bard||SP -- Nick Blackburn|
Just the Minnesota radio broadcast today, but hey, we're almost done!