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In the big picture, is Bard's regression the Sox worst loss this season?

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In the big picture, is Bard's regression the Sox worst loss this season?

The list of things to go wrong for the Red Sox season is longer than the line of people waiting to get the iPhone5 on Friday.

They've had players argue with the manager, players argue with players, players underperform, managers undermanager, etc. etc.

But one player may have taken the ultimate step back: Daniel Bard.

Once seen as the anchor to the bullpen, Bard was moved to the rotation in hopes to sure things up on the back end. It didn't happen. He went back to the minors and hasn't been the same since. Bard is back with the Sox now that rosters have expanded, and pitched a doozy last night: He recorded zero outs while walking three and giving up a hit.

With that in mind, our UNO's Sports Tonight Question of the Day:

In the big picture, is the regression of Daniel Bard the Sox worst loss this season?

Leave a comment below and be sure to check out UNO's Sports Tonight at 6:30pm to continue the discussion.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their reactions on the Celtics getting their first win of the season and a comparison between Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving in the 4th quarter.

7:17 - Phil Perry joins BST to break down the tale of the tape between the Falcons and the Patriots as he breaks down the quarterbacks, offense, defense, coaching, and intangibles between the two teams.

11:57 - Our crew on BST discuss number 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and number 3 overall pick Jayson Tatum going up against each other and debate who seems like the better pick so far. 

16:35 - In this segment of Irrelevant Questions, Tom Curran interviews Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett as he asks him a bunch of random questions. 

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE

ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

HOUSTON -  Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Acquired in an Aug. 31 trade, Verlander has won all nine outings with the Astros. And with his new club facing elimination in Game 6 against the Yankees, he delivered again.

After striking out 13 in a complete-game victory in Game 2, Verlander threw another gem. The right-hander scattered five hits and struck out eight to improve to 9-0 with 67 strikeouts since being traded from Detroit. George Springer helped him out of a jam in the seventh, leaping to make a catch at the center-field wall and rob Todd Frazier of extra bases with two on and Houston up 3-0.

Game 7 is Saturday night in Houston, with the winner advancing to the World Series against the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE