Bastardo has had an impressive year so far. Let's give you a recap of the kid's year so far.
Bastardo started out in Double-A, and went 2-2 with an 1.82 ERA, and 2 saves. He then went on to dominate Triple-A, while posting a 1-0 record, and a 1.08 ERA.
His time in Lehigh Valley was short though as Bastardo then got called up to the Phillies squad after Brett Myers went down with a likely season ending injury.
In the majors, Bastardo won his first game in a matchup with San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy. Bastardo got the win while only giving up 4 hits, 1 run, and 1 walk to go along with five strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA.
Bastardo is a very promising left handed pitcher, who at one point in his minor league career, had a 50-9 strikeout to walk ratio! This kid can throw hands down, and has even drawn comparisons to Johan Santana.
Bastardo is also a versatile pitcher who can pitch anywhere you want him to. He possess dominant stuff, and when he gets going, you simply cannot stop him. Bastardo could very well be the key to the Phillies possibility at repeating this year.