Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
PHILADELPHIA –– The walks were taking place at a rapid pace. Minutes into Friday's 6-4 loss, Daniel Bard issued free passes to three of the first four batters he faced. His breaking ball didn't connect against Jimmy Rollins, and his fastballs started straying away from the strike zone. The control issues resulted in a four-run first inning for the Phillies. While Bard lasted five innings, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was visibly frustrated with the 26-year-old hurler, who has recorded more walks (25) than strikeouts (23) this season. "The walks –– they aren't acceptable," Valentine said. "That amount of walks,...
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