Red Sox Nation will get its first for-real look at Daniel Bard as a starter on Tuesday night, and the timing really couldn’t be better.

The Sox are coming off a dramatic come-from-behind win on Monday,after all. So instead of the doom and gloom that followed the team on the road to Toronto, instead everyone’s feeling a lot better about the team now that the team has one W under its belt — and Alfredo Aceves has a save to his name.

NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette has a lot of confidence in Bard, but he also is glad the pressure’s off. It won’t take much for this start to be deemed a success. Check it out in the above video.

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