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Daniel Bard Pitching Better for Triple-A Pawtucket

Daniel Bard made only two appearances this week for the Pawtucket Red Sox, each of them successful. Let’s get straight to the results: July 22nd Bard entered the game in the eighth with Pawtucket losing 3-2. Corky Miller grounded out to lead off the inning, but Willie Harris and Chris Valaika singled and a sacrifice […]

Daniel Bard Continues to Struggle in Triple-A Pawtucket Bullpen

Friday marks six weeks since Daniel Bard made his first appearance of the season for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Readers of this site were last updated on Bard’s performance after his July 5th meltdown in Rochester, during which he beaned two Red Wings and uncorked two wild pitches. His ERA stood at 8.78 after the […]

Red Sox in ‘Aggressive’ Pursuit of Ryan Dempster

With the July 31st trade deadline approaching in a few weeks, the rumors of the baseball trade market will rapidly heat up, and the Red Sox will need to define themselves as buyers or sellers towards competing in the 2012 season. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Sox are looking to add Chicago Cubs starter […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 14: PawSox Head Into Break Hot

Unlike their brethren at Fenway, the Pawtucket Red Sox ended the unofficial first half of the season on a high note, sweeping Syracuse at McCoy to cut the IL North deficit in half. It was a pretty eventful week, with Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury making rehab appearances for Pawtucket. Mark Prior and Ronald Bermudez […]

Daniel Bard Hits Umpire as Wild Streak in Triple-A Pawtucket Continues

In his most recent appearance for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, former big league pitcher Daniel Bard experience another painful outing in relief. He faced four batters without recording a single out, hitting two batters with pitches, surrendering a two-run double and an RBI single to the Minnesota Twins Triple-A affiliate in Rochester. In the […]

Should Franklin Morales Remain in a Fully Healthy Red Sox Rotation?

On Thursday night the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox open a four-game series out west as star pitcher Felix Hernandez goes for the M’s. Opposing him will be a pitcher who has effectively come out of nowhere to make starts for the injured Sox rotation, 26-year old Franklin Morales. Boston acquired Morales from Colorado […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 12: Not 7, Not 8, but 9 Straight Losses

The Pawtucket Red Sox have finally fallen back to Earth. After sweeping the Bisons in Buffalo, Pawtucket was swept in Syracuse, then returned home and was swept by Louisville and has lost the first game of a four-game series against Charlotte. The skid drops the Sox to second place in the IL North. On Sunday, […]

Daniel Bard Says He Wants to be a Reliever

It’s safe to say that the Daniel Bard starting pitcher experiment is over for the remainder of the 2012 season. On Friday, a report surfaced that Bard had met with general manager Ben Cherington and expressed his interest in moving back to the bullpen. Cherington agreed with the decision, and Bard will be working out […]

Should Daniel Bard be a Starter or a Reliever?

One of the most surprising storylines of the past offseason was the plan to move Daniel Bard, heir apparent to Jonathan Papelbon, from the closer line of succession and into the starting rotation. There were views taken on both sides: Bard was not particularly impressive as a starter after first signing with the Red Sox […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 10: Buckner Still Losing Games for Sox

The Pawtucket Red Sox wrapped up an eight-game inter-division homestand this week, taking three out of four from Indianapolis and splitting a four game set against Gwinnett. In Friday’s voting update for the AAA All-Star Game, Pawtucket’s Ryan Lavarnway led at catcher and Pedro Ciriaco led at second base. You can vote for the AAA […]

Daniel Bard Unhappy in Triple-A

Aside from the hiring of Bobby Valentine, perhaps the most debated topic in this 2012 season for the Boston Red Sox has been finding a place for Daniel Bard. The former reliever excelled in the bullpen as the Red Sox set up man in each of the last two seasons, pitching 147.2 innings while striking […]

Daniel Bard Awful as Red Sox Fall to Blue Jays, 5-1

The Boston Red Sox could not complete the sweep of the Blue Jays on Sunday in Toronto, instead dropping the series finale by a score of 5-1. Sox starter Daniel Bard got into trouble quickly in the first, walking the first two Jays he faced before giving up a three-run homer to Jose Bautista. A […]

Bard, Nava Lift Sox Past Verlander, Tigers

The Red Sox defeated Justin Verlander and the Tigers Tuesday night by a score of 6-3. The victory was due to a decent outing from Daniel Bard, as well as a key three-RBI double by Daniel Nava in the bottom of the fourth inning. In a game that had all the potential for a great […]

Sox Rebound in Rubber Match after 4-1 Loss to O’s

Finally back at .500, the Boston Red Sox squandered their first opportunity at a winning record this season, falling 4-1 Tuesday night to the Baltimore Orioles. Felix Doubront pitched a solid six innings, striking out nine and giving up just four hits, allowing his only runs on a Steve Tolleson two-run home run in the second […]

Red Sox Home Runs Not Enough in 6-4 Loss in Philadelphia

The adventures of Daniel Bard as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 2012 continues. On Friday night, the erratic pitcher continued to miss the strike zone early against the Philadelphia Phillies in what ended up a 6-4 Red Sox loss. The Phillies’ offense walked all over Bard in the first, and from […]