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Daniel Bard has allowed 13 runs without a hit at Single-A

Jun 15, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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Former Red Sox pitching prospect Daniel Bard has had a rough go of it with the Hickory Crawdads, the Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The 28-year-old right-hander allowed four runs without recording an out in Sunday’s appearance against the Lakewood Blueclaws, pushing his ERA up to 175.50 in two-thirds of an inning.

Perhaps more impressively, Bard has allowed 13 runs all without allowing a hit. Against the Blueclaws, Bard walked two and hit two batters, pushing his total over four appearances up to nine and seven, respectively.

The control issues are nothing new for Bard. In 59 1/3 innings at the big league level for the Red Sox in 2012, Bard walked 43 batters. He walked two batters in an inning of work in the big leagues last season, and 27 in 15 1/3 innings in the minors. Bard suffered from a strained abdomen, which knocked him out for more than three months last season, and underwent thoracic outlet surgery this past January.

  1. Conner012367 - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    wow a 175.50 ERA? if i was him i would consider retirement.

    • notsofast10 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      Really why? Because you are a quitter? I would be willing to bet that he will work his a#@ off trying to get back and never quit until they tell him to leave. Baseball is a strange sport with tons of strange stories and this is one of them. Quiter’s quit not driven athletes!

      • Conner012367 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:55 PM

        oh yea? would u do if u stunk like him and had a 175.50 ERA huh?

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Jun 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM

        “Really why?”

        Because he’s bad. Like “holy bleep” bad.

      • notsofast10 - Jun 16, 2014 at 1:14 AM

        You don’t understand being in his shoes. He has a dream and is very close. His dream is something that people like you don’t know how difficult it is to accomplish. You see it on TV and know nothing of the trials and blows these players make on the way to the big leagues. You can’t be a quitter and make it in the show. Obviously, something is broke and I would never stop trying to fix it

      • infieldhit - Jun 16, 2014 at 2:04 AM

        Bard just needs to… Bolieve!

      • yahmule - Jun 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM

        Sounds just as stupid and ignorant as when Dan Marino said it.

  2. thatsnuckinfuts - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:12 PM


  3. garybrian - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    I certainly wouldn’t want to step into the batters box against this guy!

    • shadowshand - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Ryne Duren redux?

  4. aphillieated - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:37 PM


  5. tfbuckfutter - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    I feel bad for the guy. He was a great prospect.

    But I don’t care if you’re a good dude, a bad dude, a nun or someone with a terminal illness….that is funny as hell.

    • nbjays - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:53 PM


  6. sabatimus - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Man, that’s terrible. I wonder if he sees a psychologist.

  7. proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM


    • proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      I will try again. How about supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

  8. sabatimus - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    I’m sorry some of you people think this is funny.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      Giving up 13 runs without giving up a hit is so incredible that it’s funny.

      Not being able to see the humor in such a preposterous occurrence doesn’t make you better than others. It makes you blind.

      • sabatimus - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM

        Did I say it made me better than others?

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:02 PM

        “you people” has a certain judgy tone to it.


      • sabatimus - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM

        Your interpretation is incorrect. But I’m done with this conversation.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:34 PM

        “Now I will decide when a conversation is over because I’m controller of the universe.”

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:35 PM

        I’m just messing with you dude.

        Good luck with your Asperger’s.

      • carpi2 - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM

        For Bard to pull out of this funk, he needs to see the humor on how bad his situation currently is. Its over once you let bad periods consume you. I hope he can laugh about how crappy he has been as of late.

    • yahmule - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM

      Let’s act like it’s some kind of tragedy because some guy who was never very good in the first place washes out.

      • Reflex - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:18 PM

        Actually Bard was very good, and in 2010 posted a 3.1 bWAR which is phenomenal for a reliver. His 2011 was decent, and then the wheels came off in 2012. I wouldn’t go so far as to label it a tragedy, but he was a great prospect and an effective reliever who just ‘lost it’ for no discernable reason.

      • yahmule - Jun 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM

        You can find a lot of major league pitchers who had a very effective season or two. In his best season , he had a BABIP of .215 and a strand rate of 86%. Neither figure was remotely sustainable and he’s always walked a lot of batters. He’s not yet 29 years old, so it is possible he can still turn things around. Might need to happen somewhere else, though.

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jun 16, 2014 at 12:04 AM

      go brush the sand out of your vagina

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 16, 2014 at 7:47 AM

        yeah – don’t drink and post

  9. renaado - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Play with the freakin LG Twins now Bard! PLEASE!

  10. whmiv21 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    This right here… this is why you don’t mess with a good thing.

  11. lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Maybe it’s time for him to start working on his hitting and fielding. Heck, worked for Rick Ankiel.

  12. [citation needed] fka COPO - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    pushing his ERA up to 175.50 in two-thirds of an inning.

    Ron Burgundy: What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole… wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing!

  13. shanabartels - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    I just don’t understand why he still has a contract. Other dudes have been released for far less serious ineffectiveness, to put it mildly, than this. I don’t know how he’s supposed to come back from this.

  14. edelmanfanclub - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Supposed to be the heir to Papelbon, but they wanted to move him to the rotation. I understand this for guys like Sale Wainwright and Price. Who were SP prospects and getting work as relievers, but Bard was a RP because he struggled as a SP in the minors. So he ends up a good reliever and they HAVE to move him to the rotation, where Bobby V left him in too many…..

    Ok I’m not gonna finish this rant, that ERA is ridicoulous. Shave his head vego-matic style he’s a real life Rick Vaughn. Wild thing you make my heart sing.

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