Bastardo Lands on DL

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, June 30, 2009 12:38 AM | Comments: 20
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According to Todd Zolecki (via Twitter), Antonio Bastardo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.  Left-handed relief pitcher Sergio Escalona is recalled.

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  • Posts: 0 Dan

    escalona will be up until thursday. how many times has escalona been called up this year?

  • Posts: 0 Jackson

    good stay there you one pitch loser. you stink, your horrible. sent his butt back to triple A and learn some other pitches. Stay on the DL you nobody.

  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Jackson, i believe you are the nobody in this situation.

  • Posts: 0 Paul

    Escalona is like a yo yo…

  • Posts: 0 Ryk

    Wow, Jackson. If Bastardo needs to be sent back down to AAA, you need to head back to grade 3 and work on your grammar, you no-punctuation loser.

  • Posts: 0 Marc H

    I hope his injury is nothing more than a strain. I’d hate to see him blow his arm by overthrowing, never to be seen againb. Bastardo reminds me of JC Romero; good arm. but not enough of an aresenal or good enough control to be a starter. Still, Bastardo could be a useful arm out of the loen some day or useful bait in a trade.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    I know we were talking about Matt Cain as an outside possibility in a trade with the SanFran Giants .. we can kiss that goodbye.

    If the season ended today.. the Giants would be in the playoffs as the Wild Card!

    Phillies, Brewers, Dodgers, Giants.. we would open at LA since BrewCrew has a better record.

    Marlins are now 2.5 behind us, and in 2nd in the NL EAST
    Mets are 3.0, and in 3rd
    Braves are 5.0, and in 4th .. (but 5 games under .500)

  • Posts: 0 Marc H

    I think the Phillies are more likely to add help at the August 31 deadline as opposed to the July 31 deadline. In Juky, every team that is within 7 games of the wikd card thinks that they are still in it. By late August, reality sets in. My opinion is that Mayberry and Bastardo are the main trade bait right now. Donald is an option in the right deal. Bill Conlin is right—Michael Taylor is too good and should NOT be a trade chip fro a Kyle Loshe type rental

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Bastardo, with his limited pitch selection.. is pretty much made for bullpen

    If you only had 3 pitches.. and you can only throw 1 of them for a strike.. guys are going to wait on that one pitch.. and if its a fastball, they are going to pound it.. Bastardo. and David Price when we played the other night against the Rays

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Michael Taylor isn’t going anywhere except in a deal for a #2 type pitcher..

    I read that Mike Arbuckle (now with KC Royals) was scouting Phillies AAA last week.. I wonder who he was looking at… Carrasco? Marson?

    Mayberry COULD play everyday.. but it would mean trading either Werth or Victorino .. of those two, I’d rather trade Vic, and move Werth to Center (Vic has more trade value.. and Werth is much needed as the Righty power bat) ..

    I doubt any regular players will go anywhere though.. I think Mayberry could be gone in a deal to an AL team

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Bastardo had the appearance of a bullpen guy. His fastball is good enough that he could get by with 2 pitches in the pen.

    I saw Taylor in Trenton this weekend. He was a man among boys. He hit a home run over a 50 foot wall in left and smashed the ball the other times at bat. He has the potential to be special. If he is traded, I hope they get a very solid player in return.

  • Posts: 0 tn

    jeez..how many times has escalona been called up and sent back so far? 4 or 5?? anyway, i hope he stays awhile, i like him

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Apparently he was scouting Lou Marson. I read a rumors about Dobbs to Seattle for Miguel Batista (hopefully as a reliver) – and I just shudder to think.

    I dont think theyre going to rent someone, it will be someone under contract next season.The guys that are rentals arent as good as the other guys. The free agent starting pitching market wotn be that deep really and it will be a year of inflated deals compared to last year despite the depression.

    Id love to get a hold of Cliff Lee, but given the demands for him I doubt hell even get traded. Gil Meche could be ok, and if the White Sox realize they arent making the playoffs Mark Buerhle is there – and i would NOT want Contreras really. Interesting article I read said that Rollins is basically gone after 2010.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Well who is better? Taylor or Brown? I mean, thats the issue.

  • Posts: 0 Marc H

    I attended the Reading-Trenton game in Trenton on Sunday just to see Taylor. He hit a line drive homer to left that was reminiscent of Schmidt’s homers– a line drive bolt that was almost imperceptible to the naked eye. The next time up, he hit a line drive double down the third base line that the Trenton 3rd baseman had the good fortune to miss. If he had caught it, he would have corkscrewed into the ground like one of the characters in the old Bugs Bunny movies. The best part? Taylor has great bat control and simple doesn’t swing and miss all that often. He can hit the ball hard without over swinging.

    If Reuben trades him for some Kyle Loshe rental type to fill a starting rotation hole (See Jason Marquis, Eric Beddard), I am seriously contemplating a suit seeking injunctive relief. Taylor’s right handed bat in the middle of the Phillies sea of left handed power will be a thing of beauty.

    We should have seen a double pay combo of Franco and Samuel flanked by Sandberg at third and a gracefully aging Schmidt at first. We were robbed of that treat. We need to beg Reuben not to take this one away from us as well.

  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Geoff, you got a link to that article?

    Sounds pretty interesting, and can definitely see it happening..

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Go under FoxSports mlb rumors, and it has a synopsis and links to the articles.

  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Ight, nice. Thanks buddy.

  • Posts: 0 Chuck P

    Many scouts had Bastardo pegged as a reliver… a short fireballer with good movement. He hasn’t been able to muster enough confidence to throw his secondary pitches for strikes and that’s what is holding him back.

    We might want to stay away from Arbuckle… I’m sure that he would love to pull a fast one on the Phillies.

    Taylor and Brown are both really good… both are off limits. Brown is supremely athletic and Taylor is sneaky athletic. Brown is probably a better all around baseball player but Taylor has better power. You gotta remember that Brown is a few years younger than Taylor, too.

  • Posts: 0 The Little Guy

    Nice read Geoff..I didn’t know last year was his last garunteed year.

    Heres the link for anybody who wants to read it..


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