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Daniel Bard

Daniel Bard

Age: 35College: North CarolinaBats: RThrows: R

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Daniel Bard throws 2 2/3 innings to earn the win

Daniel Bard made a long relief appearance on Thursday against the Giants, tossing 2 2/3 innings to earn the win as the Rockies won in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact

Bard has been one of the best stories in baseball this year, posting a 3.65 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings pitched. The 35-year-old once seemed like a lost cause as he struggled mightily with control and was close to being out of baseball altogether. The perseverance he showed to get back to the big leagues can't be overstated. Bard has even operated as the Rockies' closer at times this season, saving six games so far.

Daniel Bard picks up a save for the second straight day

Daniel Bard picked up his second save in as many days as the Rockies took down the Dodgers 7-6 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Bard was able to work around a couple of walks to throw a scoreless inning. He now has six saves on the season and should be viewed as Colorado's locked-in closer down the stretch.

Daniel Bard continues to operate as Colorado's closer

Daniel Bard picked up his fifth save of the summer on Saturday against the Dodgers, striking out two in an inning of work to preserve the 5-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact

Bard has arguably been one of the best stories of the season. The 35-year-old journeyman now has five saves on the season and looks like the Rockies' closer the rest of the way.

Daniel Bard picks up fourth save

Daniel Bard earned his fourth save of the season by slamming the door on Colorado's 9-6 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Most importantly, the newly acquired Mychal Givens was used in the seventh inning today. That means Bard is locked in as the Rockies' ninth-inning man for now. He's 4-for-4 in save opportunities since taking over the role.

Daniel Bard earns the win on Saturday

Daniel Bard picked up his second win of the season in the Rockies' 4-3 victory over the Padres on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact

Bard pitched a scoreless ninth before Daniel Murphy delivered a walk-off hit in the bottom of the inning. Locked in as Colorado's closer, Bard is must-own in roto leagues right now.