Daniel Bard’s new stride direction to be tested in simulated game
|03.03.13 at 8:07 pm ET|
Daniel Bard, who was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, is slated to throw a simulated game at JetBlue Park on Monday.
The reliever has been working with Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves on improving the direction of his stride when delivering the ball
‘A more controlled setting and to continue to focus on stride direction,’ Farrell told reporters when asked about the thinking behind the simulated game. ‘We’ll probably look to get 20 pitches in the setting tomorrow.’
Bard has appeared in two spring training games thus far, pitching scoreless innings against both Northeastern and Tampa Bay.
‘Some of the work he did in this side session the other day, we’re going to have him throw against hitters to look to reproduce and repeat the delivery with the slight adjustment of his stride direction,’ Farrell said. ‘That’s the setting tomorrow for him.’
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