Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bard In The Seventh, Another Loss By The Ninth

Daniel Bard's nightmare continues. The reliever came into today's game in the seventh with the Red Sox leading the Marlins, 1-0. When he left, they were trailing 3-1. Bard gave up two singles, a double, a walk and a sacrifice fly. He's given up seven runs in the last three innings he's pitched. You have to wonder if the kid will ever recover from the botched "starter experiment" of 2012. On the brighter side, Jon Lester capped off his spring with another masterful 5-inning performance—lowering his ERA to a sick 0.75 ERA. Also, Jackie Bradley, Jr. was 1 for 4 with a walk.