Josh Bard hitting 4th. for the Pads the last two games...
Actually, the Padre manager is just keeping his C in the 4 spot usually occupied with Piazza and it was worked out great.
Josh Bard went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer Monday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.
Bruce Bochy's bizarre decision to keep his backup catchers in the cleanup spot when Mike Piazza rests has worked out amazingly well. Bard is 5-for-17 with five RBI since being acquired from the Red Sox.
It is also the same thing the A's have been doing with melhouse and that has worked out so well they are batting him the DH spot recently.
Crazy like a Fox!
(Actually, it defies logic) CHAOS!