Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/18/13
In order for the Red Sox to rebound in 2013, they’ll need better starting pitching. Since success on the mound often starts at the top, the club will need Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz to perform well on consistent basis. To manager John Farrell, that means the two hurlers must “pitch to their capabilities.” Farrell, of course, coached both pitchers in the past, so he understands what makes them tick, and he knows what they’re capable of when healthy and at the top of their game. Farrell also talked about Daniel Bard while addressing the media before Thursday’s Red Sox Town Hall. The Boston skipper said he believes Bard’s mindset has gotten better, and he appears very optimistic about the right-hander’s 2013 potential. Check out the video above to hear more from Farrell.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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