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Identity crisis catches up to Bard

Sox closer-turned-starter does some soul searching after meltdown vs. Jays

Updated: June 3, 2012, 8:58 PM ET
By Mark Polishuk | Special to ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- Daniel Bard the reliever and Daniel Bard the starter are two increasingly different pitchers, to the point of becoming a Jekyll-and-Hyde situation for the Red Sox. Opponents feared seeing Bard come into games out of the Sox bullpen, while Bard has far too often generated fear inside the Red Sox dugout during his starts this season.

What Bard wants to do is merge the best of those two personas into one quality starting pitcher.

"I think it's maybe we tried ...

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