Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Will Philadelphia Phillies Trade for a Starter? Maybe Not

by Shawn Caswell

Phillies LHP Antonio Bastardo was a pleasant surprise this week posting a 2-0 record, a 2.45 ERA, and a 9/2 K/BB ratio. He defeated Jake Peavy, who was apparently struck with illness after giving up 4 runs, hmmm?

Then he defeated former Phillie Randy Wolf. Not too shabby. He can thank his offense for giving him support both games, but he pitched well as his starts show. Considering he started in AA as a reliever this season Bastardo has looked like a viable option to hang around for a while, but will he?

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