Found April 23, 2012 on
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The Boston Red Sox appear to be ruining Daniel Bard in the same way the New York Yankees have seemingly ruined Joba Chamberlain. By alternating a pitcher between a reliever to a starter to a temporary closer, it can not only mess with his psyche, but also his mechanics and confidence on the mound. You would think one team would learn from their rival’s mistake, but that does not appear to be the case.
The Red Sox are a desperate team right now. That is not in question. They have already pulled the trigger on a Marlon Byrd trade to add some stability to a depleted outfield, and the lineup has had more changes than the scoreboard, even considering how many crooked numbers the bullpen has put up this season.
Now, with the bullpen being absolutely atrocious, especially in Saturday’s loss to the Yankees, in which Boston held a 9-0 lead, only to witness the bullpen give up 14 runs in the span of two innings, the Red Sox are making another personnel move.
They are not trading ...
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These are Daniel Bard's comments in regards to pitching out of the bullpen over the next couple days. He was told to be prepared to pitch in the 8th inning.
What a wuss.
Bard is the anti-Papelbon. Soft and unwilling to accept the closer role for the betterment of the team.
In a perfect world, Bard would have told Bobby V:
"Give me the damn ball and don't worry...
Daniel Bard has shown a great deal of maturity throughout his transition from reliever to starter. And in the face of even more adversity, the 26-year-old seems to showing off that maturity even more. After beign skipped in the rotation, following Sunday's rain out against the Yankees, Bard responded to the decision with positivity. After a solid outing against the Rays last...
The Red Sox are skipping Daniel Bard’s start. Since his outing against the Yankees was rained out, the right-hander is moving back to the bullpen for the series against the Twins. On the surface, it’s a harmless shift. During Bard’s last start, he tossed a career-high 111 pitches, an excessive total considering the 26-year-old remains in the early phases of his transition from...
Here's something everyone with the Red Sox can agree on: Converting Daniel Bard from a setup reliever to a starter is a worthwhile endeavor.
But it's reasonable to debate which role best serves the Red Sox right now.
Bard worked diligently in the offseason and throughout spring training to condition his arm to handle the increased workload of being a starter. Moreover...
The Boston Red Sox are moving Daniel Bard to the bullpen - temporarily, at least.
With rain washing out Bard's scheduled start against the New York Yankees on Sunday night, manager Bobby Valentine said Bard will skip his turn in the rotation and be available in relief. But when the Red Sox need a fifth starter, it will be Bard.
''As the plan is now, he's our fifth...
8 a.m. ET: An unusual amount of talk about rain was present after the Yankees came back to crush the Red Sox 15-9 on Saturday, and that's not just because a few drops are expected over Boston. Plenty of Red Sox fans are hoping a monsoon will sweep away the memories -- and the final matchup with the red-hot Yankees. Saturday's defeat was the worst way to lose, with the Red...
Up is down. Left is right. Daniel Bard got his first win of the season out of the bullpen. Wait, what?
Yup, that's how things are going for the Boston Red Sox this season. Nothing is as what it appears to be, at least for now.
With Sunday's rainout, Bard was available in the bullpen for last night's game versus the Minnesota Twins and it turned out he was needed...
Cody Ross hit his second home run in the ninth inning after Daniel Bard comes in to get out of a jam in the eighth and the Sox get a much needed victory, winning the game 6-5.
Bard came in to relieve Franklin Morales after Ryan Sweeney misplayed a Jamey Carroll single and somehow got to third base. Bard got Josh Willingham to line out and after a intentional walk to Justin Morneau...
Leave him in the starting rotation. Yup, that’s what I think. Here’s the case for why he shouldn’t be moved back to the bullpen:
Yeah, the Red Sox relievers have an MLB worst 8.06 combined ERA. But Boston’s starters also have the second worst ERA in baseball at 5.81, so at the moment it’s kind of lose lose either way. But we’re only 15 games in, and 12 of those...
Cody Ross and Daniel Bard were the stars of the show on Monday night, although Bard's performance won't make any upcoming decisions much easier for Bobby Valentine and Co. in the near future. Ross' two home runs paved the way for Bard to pick up the win in relief, as the Red Sox beat the Twins 6-5 on Monday night in dramatic fashion. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette, however...
With 11 pitches in relief, Daniel Bard quieted Minnesota's bats. But that impressive performance won't silence the chatter surrounding his future as a starter or reliever anytime soon. After Franklin Morales yielded a leadoff triple in the eighth, Bard -- just like old times -- marched to the mound to hold down the fort. He achieved that feat, getting Josh Willingham to line...
The Yankees got a strong start from CC Sabathia tonight and the offense continued to click as they beat the Texas Rangers 7-4. Here is our recap.
And here is the latest from the Yankees blogosphere.
The Yankee Analysts asks, at what point do you give up on Phil Hughes? As a starter, he really doesn’t have much time left but with a setback to Michael Pineda will the Yankees...
Unless he is battling injury or is aging out, to see a dominant pitcher lose velocity and all of a sudden become hittable from one season to the next is one of the most unexplainable things in sports. Take New York Yankees’ starting pitcher Phil Hughes, for example. The former top-pitching prospect went 18-8 in 2010 and was named to the American League All-Star team. Last...
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With one out and one on and the Red Sox [team stats] leading by one run in the ninth inning last night, closer Alfredo Aceves gave up a deep fly ball to the warning track...
Maybe the rain that canceled last night's game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox was just what the home team needed before heading out on the road.
The Red Sox are scuffling right now, there's no doubt about that. So maybe a day of rest and relaxation was needed. A chance to put aside the start of the season and start fresh.
You have to think the injuries...