2. Bounce back. Alec Asher had the shoe on the other foot, needing to be bailed out rather than doing the bailing, in his first start since moving into Ubaldo Jimenez's spot in the rotation. Asher allowed six runs in two innings, and Jimenez backed him up with two earned runs in six innings out of the bullpen in a loss at the Houston Astros. Asher gets another shot to show he deserves to be in the rotation. He provided quality starts in each of his first two starts this season, and will be challenged to provide another by a potent Red Sox lineup.