Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/21/12
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By: Ian Browne/MLB.com FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Kelly Shoppach launched his first homer and right-hander Daniel Bard was strong in four of his five innings during the Red Sox's 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at JetBlue Park."There's a lot of good stuff to build on, I think," said Bard, who is looking to win a spot in Boston's rotation. "Obviously I'd like to have that second inning back. I think I learned some good things."Bard gave up three hits and three runs, walking three and striking out two while throwing 83 pitches. The three runs Bard allowed occurred during a second-inning jam in which Toronto loaded the bases with nobody out.I'd love to complain about Bard's consistency but this really wasn't a bad outing at all.Shoppach needs to continue to step up.Big Papi went 0-3 and is really starting to make me nervous.I have to run out the door but I'll have much more in a couple hours. Lot's of stuff to talk about, Sox fans.
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