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Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Daniel Bard's first Major League start had its positive moments, but he was ultimately tagged with the loss as the offense continued to sputter and reliever Justin Thomas was unable to contain the Blue Jays in a 3-run Toronto 6th inning.Bard was charged with 5 runs in 5 plus innings; he allowed 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. He threw 96 pitches, 65 of which were strikes.Justin Thomas came on in relief of Bard in the bottom of the 6th. He walked the first batter he saw, and gave up a two-run single; a sacrifice fly plated another run. Toronto added another run on a solo blast off reliever Michaek Bowden by Edwin Encarnacion.What it means is yet another loss in the early goings of the 2012 season which looks an awful lot like the end of the 2011 season.NOTES - Kevin Youkilis doubled in the top of the 2nd off Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek for his first hit of the 2012 season. He added a single in the top of the 8th.Most of Bard's strikeouts came on off-speed pitch...
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Professional baseball, at the end of the day, is about the results, or the product. However, success in baseball ultimately stems from paying attention to the process, not necessarily the product. That's exactly where we find ourselves after Daniel Bard's first major league start on Tuesday night in Toronto. The line -- five-plus innings, eight hits, five runs and a walk...
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Daniel Bard isn't getting stuck on the numbers after his first start with the Red Sox. Bard was sharp at times, but the Blue Jays got the better part of him in the end, piling up eight hits and three earned runs in the five innings and 96 pitches Bard contributed. Bard gives his view on the loss and how he chose to pitch the game on Captain Morgan Clubhouse Uncut.
8 a.m. ET: This is arguably the most talked about start for the Red Sox in quite some time. In the second game against the Blue Jays (2-2), the Red Sox (1-3) will have Daniel Bard on the mound as the 26-year-old officially begins his conversion from reliever to starter. It will signal Bard’s first start since 2007, when he was in the minors. But there is more on the line for Bard...
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run double in the 9th, but the Red Sox couldn't pile on any more runs and went down 7-3 to Toronto in Daniel Bard's first major league start.
Bard pitched much better than his line -- 5+ innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts -- indicated. He showed better velocity on his fastball than he did for much of the spring (I saw it touch 96 on the...
"Right now he's starting tomorrow for us. If he can do it, there's a great long term benefit."
-Ben Cherington on Daniel Bard.
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