Pitching in the eighth inning of a one-run game Wednesday, Rockies reliever Daniel Bard allowed one run on two hits. Colorado trailed by two heading into the ninth inning and was unable to come back.
Bard has allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks over 4.2 innings this season. He's also talked seven strikeouts and two saves. The 35-year-old is an inspiring comeback tale and ranks 22nd among relievers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.