Today we wish a very happy 36th birthday to former Red Sox reliever Steve Woodard. Woodard pitched for the 2003 version of the Red Sox. From my records, I attended one game that season in which he pitched.
It was the April 21 game against Toronto. The starter, John Burket, got into a little trouble. OK. He got into a lot of trouble. He gave up seven runs in 2.2 innings. Steve Woodard was brought in to put out the fire. Which, he sort of did. He gave up a double to the first guy he faced. But, after that, he pitched three innings giving up two runs on five hits. He struck out three batters in his three innings. Not a bad showing for a mop-up relief appearance.
Happy 36th Birthday Steve Woodard!