Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bard Outing Does Not Bode Well For Call-Up

You can pretty much forget about seeing Daniel Bard anytime soon at Fenway Park. The troubled right-hander pitched in a Gulf Coast League game today—mostly against raw teenagers—and performed dismally. In just two-thirds of an inning Bard walked five, and gave up two earned runs on no hits. Suffice it to say he still hasn't figured out his command issues. The way this kid was handled by the Red Sox is borderline abusive. Forcing him to vacate his set-up role—where he was amazingly effective with a 100-MPH fastball—clearly ruined him. What a waste.