Okay, here it is, the big league debut of Phillies lefthander Antonio Bastardo. Kind of a surprise, in light of the fact that he only has two starts at Triple-A, but his performance, and the fact that his turn in the rotation coincided with Brett Myers' vacated spot, led to Tony's debut. Welcome!
And it could hardly be a more daunting matchup for him: He'll be opposed by Cy Young Award winner and future Phillie Jake Peavy.
Discuss the game below. Bastardy jokes encouraged, but only on this occasion.
06/02/09 10:05 PM EDT
|Philadelphia Phillies||San Diego Padres|
|Jimmy Rollins - SS||Tony Gwynn - CF|
|Shane Victorino - CF||David Eckstein - 2B|
|Chase Utley - 2B||Adrian Gonzalez - 1B|
|Ryan Howard - 1B||Scott Hairston - LF|
|Raul Ibanez - LF||Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B|
|Jayson Werth - RF||Brian Giles - RF|
|Greg Dobbs - 3B||Henry Blanco - C|
|Carlos Ruiz - C||Josh Wilson - SS|
|Antonio Bastardo - P||Jake Peavy - P|