The Phillies have avoided arbitration with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo. The Phillies signed the 27-year-old reliever to a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The deal includes bonus incentives. Last year, Bastardo went 2-5 with a 4.33 ERA, striking out 81 batters in only 52 innings.
Astros 7, Phillies 6 WP – Wesley Wright (2-2, 3.19) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-5, 4.63) SV – Wilton Lopez (6) HOUSTON — The Phillies ran into a little bit of a problem in Houston. Fortunately for them, a split between the Dodgers and Cardinals happened in their four-game series and the Phillies only dropped … Continue reading Phillies Drop Three of Four to Lowly Astros
Phillies 3, Marlins 1 WP – Kyle Kendrick (9-10, 3.83) LP – Wade Leblanc (2-4, 2.95) SV – Antonio Bastardo (1) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are going streaking. Kyle Kendrick took a no-hitter into the 6th inning and the offense produced just enough in the Phillies 3-1 win over the Marlins, Monday night. Kendrick lasted … Continue reading Phillies Win Fifth Straight On Arm of Kendrick
Reds 5, Phillies 4 WP – Jonathan Broxton (3-3, 3.02) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (3-5, 2.86) SV – Aroldis Chapman (30) PHILADELPHIA — It was Cincinnati that prevailed in the see-saw game. A Zack Cozart solo home run to lead off the top of the 9th spoiled not one, but two comeback attempts by the … Continue reading Cozart’s 9th Inning Homer Leads Reds Past Phillies
Braves 12, Phillies 6 WP – Chad Durbin (4-1, 3.07) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-4, 5.45) PHILADELPHIA — With the swing of a bat, Ryan Howard capped a five-run comeback in the 5th inning to give the Phillies new life. But the rally was lost in the 7th and Antonio Bastardo on the mound. Melting … Continue reading Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback
Phillies 5, Rockies 1 WP – Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.07) LP – Drew Pomeranz (1-4, 3.79) DENVER — The Phillies got their second half off to a good start with a series win in Colorado. Backed by Hunter Pence’s three-run homer and Cole Hamels’ eight innings of brilliance, the Phillies beat the Rockies, 5-1, Sunday … Continue reading Cole As the Rockies: Hamels Leads Phils To Series Win
Some guy turned around and yelled at the pressbox. “Headline: THIS SUCKS.” You got it, dude. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) July 7, 2012 Mets 5, Phillies 0 WP – Tim Hudson (7-4, 3.56) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-3, 5.34) PHILADELPHIA — The above tweet says it all. The Phillies of 2012 are finding newer and … Continue reading This Sucks: Bastardo Implodes In 8th; Lose 5-0
Marlins 5, Phillies 2 WP – Ricky Nolasco (7-6, 4.62) LP – Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) SV – Heath Bell (17) MIAMI — The Marlins pulled out the brooms and successfully swept the Phillies in their home park. Philadelphia, making its first trip to Miami’s new stadium, fell again, 5-2, and were swept but the … Continue reading Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss
Rays 3, Phillies 2 WP – David Price (10-4, 2.95) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-2, 3.75) SV – Fernando Rodney (21) PHILADELPHIA — The game was living up to it’s billing. Cole Hamels and David Price were dueling in a 1-0 game through seven innings. Hamels pitched seven shutout innings in his start, holding a … Continue reading Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel
Going into this post, I really didn’t know what I wanted to write. So a fair warning: this is me babbling incoherently about how awful the Phillies are and how the fact the sky is falling. Ready, Go! I want to panic with the Phillies 31-37 record following a sweep in Toronto and 3-6 road … Continue reading State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?