Strange though it may sound, this is Matt Barnes' first major league start. It feels, somehow, like we've been here before, sometime before the conversion to reliever.
But no, this is it. He never really made it as a starter in Triple-A, at least not to the point where the Red Sox were comfortable with giving him a turn in Boston's rotation, and so here we are, witnessing the first in August of 2015.
I don't expect it to be a revelation, but it should at least be interesting.