Lyle Overbay has been giving Red Sox pitchers issues since he stepped on the field Friday in the series opener. Luckily for the Red Sox, reliever Daniel Bard took notes on how to keep the Blue Jays slugger guessing at the plate.
"I just tried to stay down and away from him," Bard told reporters after the game. "So if he tried to go the other way it would be on the ground."
Bard pitched two shutout innings for the Red Sox in their 5-4 win, allowing just one hit while striking out one. The righty reliever hasn't allowed any runs in 21 of his last 24 games on the mound. During the outing against Toronto, Bard was clocked throwing a 92 mph changeup that kept most in attendance guessing.
"It's a changeup," he said with a smile. "I don't know what the gun said, but yeah, it was a changeup."
Watch Bard's entire postgame interview below during Red Sox Extra Innings.
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