For the first time since May 15, Red Sox right-hander Daniel Bard pitched in a game. The 28-year-old, who has been in Fort Myers rehabbing from an abdominal strain that the pitcher says he incurred in April, logged a scoreless inning in the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League.
Bard’s fastball command was inconsistent but he did throw what an evaluator described as a couple of good sliders. Bard was followed into the game by right-hander Alfredo Aceves, who is pitching in his first game since recording two outs in the third inning of a contest against the Mariners on July 9.
This was actually reported by WEEI. I have no friggin idea why. I only posted it because it’s a slow sports day.
The reality is, this guy needs to go find a day job. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I boldly declared Daniel Bard “all done” back in March. And considering he is 28 years old and pitching in a rookie league, it appears I was kinda right.