Sound the alarm all you want for Daniel Bard. Just don't push the panic button for the Red Sox rotation.

As bad as it looks for the future of Bard as a starter after Sunday's meltdown in Toronto, the funny thing is that, overall, the rest of the Sox rotation is in relatively good shape.

And you can thank Clay Buchholz.

The fall of Bard has coincided with the sudden rise of Buchholz, who was atop the list of question marks a month ago but is starting to live up to expectations as an important contributor.