27-year old lefty reliever Antonio Bastardo had a rough season in 2012, but he has bounced back big time so far in 2013. Bastardo has pitched in 46 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 3-2 with 2 saves, a 2.45 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He has given up 33 hits and 19 walks while whiffing 44 batters in his first 40 1/3 innings, which are very impressive numbers…..except for the walks. Bastardo has now pitched in 206 games (5 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 15-11 with 11 saves, a 3.69 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Bastardo has worked well in tandem with Jonathan Papelbon at the end of games for the Phillies in 2013, and they hope they both keep up the good work.