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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||53.00||3.00||5.00||1.00||3.57||1.25||70.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 3.1||0||0|| 8.10||0||3||2|
|vs LHB|| 14.0||0||0|| 0.64||0||5||11|
|vs RHB|| 30.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||17||37|
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates RP Antonio Bastardo snags first save of season
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/8/15) The overwork of closer Mark Melancon gave Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo a shot to close Wednesday against San Diego - and he cashed in for his first save of the year.
Bastardo allowed a walk to open the ninth before retiring the last three, including Melvin Upton and Will Middlebrooks on strikeouts.
Melancon had pitched in four games over the last six days.
Pirates' Antonio Bastardo settles down after rough start to season
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/22/15) Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo continues to lower his ERA after it reached 5.56 on May 23. The left-hander has allowed just one run in his last seven relief appearances, lowering his season ERA to 3.86.
Bastardo, who threw two scoreless innings Sunday at Washington, has five strikeouts in his last 7 1/3 innings, including two against the Nationals. He has allowed just four hits in his last seven outings and hasn't walked a batter in his last eight appearances. He issued five walks in his first 10 1/3 innings.
Pirates activate Antonio Bastardo, send down Bobby LaFromboise
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/15/15) The Pirates reinstated relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo from paternity leave and sent Bobby LaFromboise back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Bastardo has a 6.43 ERA with nine strikeouts and four walks in seven innings of work this season.
Pirates pitcher Antonio Bastardo placed on paternity list
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/11/15) Pirates relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo has been placed on the paternity list, the team announced Monday.
Pittsburgh recalled pitcher Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. Bastardo has a 6.43 ERA with nine strikeouts and four walks in seven innings of work this season.
Pirates' Antonio Bastardo looking for better numbers in 2015
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo is hoping for better numbers in 2015, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Though Bastardo's number were actually fairly solid, he didn't see things that way. "My season last year was the kind of season, fighting season, that you have if you have struggle days," he said. While he finished with a 3.94 ERA, Bastardo is setting his goals higher for 2015. "My goal was to keep [my ERA] under 3.00."
Pitching coach Ray Searage thinks he can help Bastardo post better numbers this year. Searage watched tape of Bastardo, and determined that his landing foot plays a big role in his success. "We want to make sure that that landing foot lands firm, stays on it, keeps his head online and everything comes out real easy because he's got good stuff," Searage said.
The 29-year-old posted a 3.94 ERA over 64 innings last season. He's expected to open the season as a key member of the Pirates bullpen.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/3/15||@ MIL||7:20 pm||Taylor Jungmann|
|9/4/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|9/5/15||@ STL||4:05 pm||Jaime Garcia|
|9/6/15||@ STL||8:05 pm||John Lackey|
|9/7/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|9/8/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Raisel Iglesias|
|9/9/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Keyvius Sampson|
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