07:05 AM ET 05.17 | While the Red Sox earned a much-needed win Wednesday night in Florida, the club learned of more dispiriting news from 1,500 miles away. Pitching for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, [Daniel Bard] produced his worst minor league outing of 2013 yet. In one-plus innings, the former all-world set-up man walked five, threw two wild pitches and allowed two runs. He threw just eight of his 30 pitches for strikes, and was particularly brutal after coming back out for the seventh -- walking the bases loaded and throwing a wild pitch before being lifted. ... Pitchers have come back from devastating losses of command before, but Bard appears to be nearing a precipice.