Daniel Boom
Boston Red Sox pitching coach talks with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bard after Bard exhibited an inability to throw a strike walking Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Encarnacion in the eighth.
(Barry Chin / Boston Globe Staff)

Bard Blows Up Again, First Place Hopes Slip Away

Toronto 5, Second Place Mentality 4 | Reeling Sox Lose
Lackey's 5.1 Innings Is Basically a Complete Game in Boston These Days
Fifth Blown Save, Eighth Loss for the Man Who Would Replace Papelbon
And Bard Wants to Always Be Closing as Our Latex Salesman?
A-Gon Hurt, Papi Still Hurting

"I'm struggling. Timing. My delivery's not there. I can feel it on every pitch, it feels... it feels a little bit different. I've been through it before, it's, the effects of it are just kind of magnified by how big these games are and sometimes you go out there and your mechanics are a little off..." -- Daniel Bard, no longer the fair-haired boy

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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