Phillies Avoid Arbitration; Sign Bastardo

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. Advertisements

This Sucks: Bastardo Implodes In 8th; Lose 5-0

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

Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel

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