Daniel Bard Still Learning Lessons While Progressing as Starting Pitcher (Video)

It's tough to draw positives when you blow an eighth-inning lead. It's even more difficult to draw positives when you blow an eighth-inning lead to fall to five games under .500.

With that said, Daniel Bard did learn another valuable lesson during Tuesday night's loss to the Royals.

Bard was making just his fifth career big league start on Tuesday, so although Red Sox Nation hoped Bard would be acclimated to his new starting role by now, there's still some things that the right-hander needs to learn.

Following Tuesday's game, Bard said he learned how to pitch with fatigue. The righty said his arm felt fine, but that he felt some fatigue throughout the rest of his body while working into the eighth inning. Unfortunately, that did him in, as he struggled with his command and ultimately got pulled, at which point Matt Albers gave up a three-run blast to Billy Butler.

Check out the video above from NESN Daily to hear more about Bard's outing, including Tom Caron and Jim Rice's take.

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