Darnell McDonald Relief Pitcher Cameo Wins Him NESN Nation’s ‘Duct Tape’ Player of Game Award

Sometimes, it's just not your night.

That much was true for the Red Sox on Friday, but Darnell McDonald did the team a solid by filling in as a relief pitcher for the ninth inning of a 15-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics.

Yes, that's right. Darnell McDonald, outfielder by trade, pitched an inning. He wasn't bad either.

He actually allowed fewer runs than two other members of the pitching staff, Tim Wakefield and Matt Albers, who both struggled against the A's offense.

By helping hold things together and save the Red Sox bullpen in advance of Saturday's doubleheader, Nate Hinchey is awarding McDonald the NESN Nation "Duct Tape" player of the game award.

Watch to see why McDonald was worthy and vote for your player of the game in the poll below.

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