Found June 04, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Daniel Bard
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
It was another busy week for the Red Sox, and it was a pretty successful one, too. However, as it usually happens in Boston, the biggest storyline of the week may be the most disappointing. Daniel Bard's start on Sunday was a train wreck, and it leaves the Red Sox with plenty of questions. We've got a lot to get to this week, so let's jump right into the 6-4-3, starting with Bard's Sunday meltdown. Six Red Sox Thoughts BB Bard To say the Bard as a starter experiment has hit a bump in the road would be an understatement....

Bard's velocity is a problem too

If you were holding out hope that Daniel Bard was going to morph into a capable starting pitcher, his performance ******** on Sunday should have effectively murdered those dreams.  You just don't walk 6 of 13 batters then take the mound again in 5 days.  When you see the pitches he's hurling (like the one above, courtesy of it's obvious he has no control...

Daniel Bard sent down to AAA, Darnell McDonald activated

According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Daniel Bard has been sent down to Pawtucket. The Red Sox were expected to make a decision on Bard today, and they decided that Bard needs time in AAA. Darnell McDonald is expected to be added to the roster as a corresponding move, as he is done rehabbing with the PawSox. The Red Sox had high hopes that Daniel Bard could become a great...

When Will Daniel Bard Start His Next Game for the Red Sox?

What to do with Daniel Bard? That's the question the Red Sox must answer in the wake of their decision to send the righty down to Triple-A Pawtucket in the hopes of fixing his mechanics and returning to the basics of what made him so successful as a receiver. That's the biggest issue, of course -- how successful he was as a reliever. Bard was usually lights-out as the Red...

Daniel Bard's Demotion Has Fans Thinking Positively About Eventual Return to Big Leagues (Video)

Daniel Bard is headed to the minor leagues to straighten some things out, and how long he will stay there is up in the air at this point. When he returns, however, many Red Sox fans seem optimistic about his chances at contributing positively to the Sox pitching staff -- in whatever role that may be. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers for their reactions to...

Daniel Bard Watches Tape Immediately After Rough Start Versus Blue Jays (Video)

It clearly wasn't Daniel Bard's afternoon. The former reliever has been struggling of late, and Sunday may have been the low point of the former reliever's season thus far, with five runs and six walks allowed in just 1.2 innings. However, to Bard's credit, he clearly isn't shying away from the challenge in front of him. Immediately after being removed from the...

The Problem With Daniel Bard

On Sunday, Daniel Bard faced thirteen Blue Jays – he got four outs, walked six, hit two more, and gave up a home run for good measure. Despite that being the only hit he allowed, he gave up five runs, putting a cap on the disaster that has been his experiment as a starting pitcher. Given that he’s either walked or beaned 18 percent of the batters he’s faced this year, it’s...

Red Sox Hope Daniel Bard Can Correct Mechanics in Pawtucket, Still Envision Him as Starter For Now

BOSTON –– Daniel Bard didn't feel a demotion was necessary. But after the right-hander suffered control issues in Sunday's start against Toronto –– where he walked six batters and plunked two –– general manager Ben Cherington, manager Bobby Valentine and pitching coach Bob McClure thought otherwise. As a result of a private meeting between the Red Sox brass, the...

Game 54: Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Time: 1:07 PM ET TV: NESN/MLB Network – WEEI Daniel Bard (5-5, 4.56 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchinson (4-2, 4.84 ERA) RED SOX (28-25) Podsednik CF Nava LF Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH Youkilis 3B Sweeney RF Aviles SS Punto 2B Shoppach C Blue Jays (27-26) Johnson 2B Escobar SS Bautista RF Encarnacion DH Cooper 1B Lowrie 3B Rasmus CF Arencibia C Davis LF

Report: Daniel Bard Sent Down To Pawtucket

It appears as though the Daniel Bard as a starter experiment has hit a major snag. It is being reported by several media outlets, including that the  Red Sox pitcher has been demoted to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.  A move in general was necessitated by the activation of OF Darnell McDonald from the disabled [...]

Daniel Bard Too Concerned With Perfection, Daisuke Matsuzaka Could Be Replacement in Rotation (Video)

Daniel Bard was demoted to the minor leagues on Tuesday, after a dismal outing in Toronto on Sunday afternoon. Bard may need some time to figure out his mechanics and turn things around. In the mean time, Daisuke Matsuzaka has looked strong on the mound in Pawtuckets in recent weeks and could be the replacement in the Red Sox rotation. NESN's Jim Rice feels that Bard is too concerned...

Bard Sent To Pawtucket

Pete Abraham reported via twitter that Daniel Bard has been sent to AAA.  This is after his worst start of the season.  It was reported that the corresponding roster move was to activate Darnell McDonald.    Shelley Thoughts on this: I think the most that Bard needs is confidence and I'm not sure sending him down to AAA does this.  I can't help having visions of the...

Red Sox News & Notes - 6/4

Mom, make some room in the basement because we're moving back in, temporarily we hope. With Daniel Bard unable to hit the broadside of a barn on Sunday afternoon and his Boston Red Sox offense unable to do much against rookie Drew Hutchison, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to win 5-1. The win by the Blue Jays moves them back into a tie for last in the AL East. Bard'...

Your Morning Dump...where the Sox snagged another defense-first shortstop

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Sox had three of the first 37 picks in the first round and sandwich round and used them to select shortstop Deven Marrero No. 24 from Arizona State, lefthander Brian Johnson from the University of Florida...

The Daniel Bard Paradox

What would you do if you had lightning in  a bottle, but he bottle was cracked? Probably try to apply some heavy duty glue first, but if that didn’t work, what choice is there? If it’s cracked, and you can’t fix it, you’ve got to throw out the bottle. Enter Daniel Bard, the man the Red Sox drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft in 2006, the man who made a name for himself...
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