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Team W-L L10 STRK
29-13 9-1 W2
28-15 7-3 L1
23-19 3-7 W1
23-22 5-5 W2
20-23 3-7 L1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 2 3.31 23 6 1.04

Top Daniel Bard News

  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Picks up second win

    Bard (2-2) earned the win in Tuesday's extra-inning victory over the Pirates after giving up one hit with three strikeouts and one walk over two scoreless innings.

    The 36-year-old allowed a walk and a single during the ninth inning but preserved a 1-1 tie, and he returned for the 10th after Colorado took the lead and stranded the designated runner at second base. It was the first time this season Bard has recorded more than three outs, and he may be unavailable for Wednesday's series finale after throwing 35 pitches. He has a 3.31 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 23:6 K:BB across 16.1 innings and is 10-for-12 in save opportunities.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Rebounds with 10th save

    Bard didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one in the ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Giants.

    Bard entered the game with a two-run lead and set down the Giants on only 11 pitches to tally his 10th save of the season. He was in need of a smooth outing, as he had allowed four earned runs across his last 2.1 innings while blowing a save and taking two losses. Despite the rough patch, Bard has largely been reliable this season, so he should continue to occupy the closer role. Overall, he maintains a 3.77 ERA, but that is paired with a strong 20:5 K:BB across 14.1 frames.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Charged with blown save

    Bard (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one in one inning to take the loss and the blown save Sunday against the Royals.

    After tossing eight scoreless innings while converting seven saves between April 15 and May 7, Bard has struggled over his last two outings. During that time, he's allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks while striking out two in 1.1 innings. The Rockies came back from a 6-0 deficit by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday, but Bard let the lead slip away in the ninth. In spite of his recent struggles, the right-hander has built up decent job security as Colorado's closer by converting all but two of his 11 save chances this season.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Tallies ninth save

    Bard allowed one walk and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against Arizona.

    Bard entered the game with a three-run lead after Colorado rallied in the ninth inning. He allowed a leadoff walk, but he retired the next three batters he faced to record his ninth save of the season. Bard has turned in seven consecutive scoreless appearances, highlighted by a 9:1 K:BB. He has a strong grasp on the closer role in Colorado.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Shuts door again

    Bard allowed one hit across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Nationals. He didn't have a strikeout or a walk.

    Bard worked around a one-out single to earn his eighth save of the season. He has turned in six consecutive scoreless outings, during which he's allowed only two hits and no walks while striking out eight. Despite losing the closer job in 2021, Bard has been excellent to begin the new campaign and now has a 1.80 ERA with a 13:0 K:BB across 10 frames.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Collects another save

    Bard earned the save against the Nationals on Wednesday, pitching a perfect ninth inning during which he struck out two batters.

    Bard's inning got off to a promising start when he struck out Juan Soto, and the reliever closed things out from there by retiring the next two batters. The Rockies' closing situation wasn't set in stone entering the season, but Bard has run with the position by converting seven of eight opportunities. His numbers certainly look like those of a dominant closer, as he has posted a 2.00 ERA, 0.56 WHIP and 13:0 K:BB across nine innings.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Secures sixth save

    Bard struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Reds on Saturday en route to his sixth save of the season.

    Tasked with preserving a one-run lead, Bard made quick work of the Reds' 2-4 hitters, retiring the side in order on eight pitches (seven strikes). Bard now has a 2.25 ERA this season and is 6-for-7 in save chances. Alex Colome has grabbed a couple saves, but Bard looks like the clear No. 1 option in the Colorado bullpen.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Picks up save

    Bard earned the save, striking out one in the ninth inning in a 6-5 win Tuesday over the Phillies.

    Bard recorded his fifth save of the season after pitching a perfect ninth inning. He is now 5-for-6 in save chances on the season. The 36-year-old has notoriously struggled with his command and control and allowed 4.9 BB/9 in 2021. This season, however, he has not yet allowed a walk while striking out seven in six innings of work. The Rockies are tied for first place and Bard is tied for the National League lead in saves.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Notches save No. 4

    Bard picked up the save during Saturday's 9-6 win against the Cubs, allowing one hit with one strikeout in the ninth inning.

    Bard allowed a two-out single before striking out Willson Contreras to nail down his second save in as many nights. The outings haven't been as dominant since he struck out the side in his first appearance, but the 36-year-old has yet to err, with a save or win in all five appearances for the up-start Rockies.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Earns save Friday

    Bard recorded the save Friday against the Cubs despite giving up one run on two hits across one inning. He struck out one and tossed a wild pitch.

    Bard gave up an RBI double to Patrick Wisdom and had a runner on third with two outs, but he closed things out when Michael Hermosillo popped out to second base. Bard has earned three saves in four chances and has given up runs in two of his four outings to date.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Locks down second save

    Bard saved Tuesday's 4-1 triumph over the Rangers, allowing a hit and hitting a batter in a scoreless ninth inning.

    One night after blowing the save, Bard was able to work out of a two-on, one-out jam to secure the Colorado victory. The 36-year-old is separating himself as the Rockies' clear No. 1 closing option.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Blows save chance

    Bard (1-0) allowed a solo home run in the ninth inning to blow the save, though he also was awarded a win, Monday against Texas.

    Bard entered the game in the ninth inning with a one-run lead. He retired the first two batters he faced but allowed a pinch-hit solo home run to Willie Calhoun to blow his first save of the season. The Colorado offense picked him up one inning later, so Bard did manage to secure a win despite the stumble. Though early, Bard has been used in each of the Rockies' save situations to this point in the campaign, so he appears to be the preferred closer.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Earns save Saturday

    Bard was credited with the save Saturday against the Dodgers after striking out the side.

    Bard entered the game in the ninth with a one-run lead, and while he needed 17 pitches to get the job done, 11 of those pitches went for strikes and he ended up striking out the side. This was clearly a step in the right direction toward Bard working the ninth on a regular basis again.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Likely to begin year in committee

    Bard will likely be part of a three-man closing committee to begin the regular season, Thomas Harding of reports.

    Bard avoided arbitration with the Rockies in late November by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million deal, but the team also brought in Alex Colome during the offseason, while Carlos Estevez is also in the mix. Bard saw plenty of ninth-inning work last year and converted 20 of 28 save chances with a 5.21 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 65.2 innings across 67 appearances. The 36-year-old struggles against left-handed hitters, and manager Bud Black indicated Wednesday that he'll be able to ride the hot hand among the three pitchers since none of them have very expensive contracts. While Bard should get a chance at some ninth-inning duties early in the year, he'll need to improve against lefties if he hopes to remain in the committee.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Remains with Rockies

    Bard re-signed with the Rockies on a one-year, $4.4 million deal, avoiding arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Bard's major-league career began back in 2009, but he was still eligible for arbitration thanks to his long time away from the majors from 2014 to 2019. He saved 20 games for the Rockies last season but was removed from the closer role late in the year, finishing with a 5.21 ERA, a mark which isn't good even after adjusting for Coors Field. Depending on who the Rockies bring in over the winner, it's possible he works his way back into the ninth inning next season, but he'll be a lower-tier closer at best even if that happens.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Allows three runs in loss

    Bard (7-8) allowed three earned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out two across two-thirds innings, taking the loss to the Giants on Sunday.

    Bard entered the ninth inning in a tie game, but quickly surrendered the lead. He allowed two walks and a single before being relieved by Tyler Kinley. Kinley gave up a three-run homer to Brandon Crawford, which allowed the other two runners that Bard was responsible for to score. Bard broke his streak of seven straight appearances without allowing a run. He has a 5.40 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with 76 strikeouts in 61.2 innings this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 36
School: North Carolina
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R