I just looked at Bards stats in AAA.....18 era, 4 ER, 2hb in 2 innnings of work.  Bard is a total mess now, he can't even get AAA players out.  I said from day 1 this guy should have been left in the pen.  This experiment was tried in the low minors and failed miserably then.  Why try it again at the major league level?  Sox management should have been a little smarter here. We had other pitchers to start and it would have kept some continuity to the pen early on if he was left there.  (especially with Bailey going down)