It's finally time to say, "We tried and it just didn't work out." Obviously, I’m talking about the transition of changing Daniel Bard from a reliever into a starter.
Today’s outing for Bard against the Toronto Blue Jays was just another reason to think he just can’t do it. His line of 1.2 innings, one hit, five earned runs, six walks and two strikeouts is about as bad as it gets. He’s also the first pitcher since 1918 to walk six and hit two batters in less than two innings. That’s how bad he was today.
In 11 starts this season, he’s only gone seven innings twice. The only appearance that he didn’t allow a run was the one time manager