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Bastardo Gets the Call

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    Is Bastardo ready for the big leagues?

    Prized pitching prospect Antonio Bastardo is headed to "the show." He was called up by the Phillies to take Brett Myers' place in the rotation, Comcast Sportsnet reported Saturday night.

    Bastardo will likely make his Major League debut in San Diego against the Padres on Tuesday night.

    The southpaw pitched so well this season that he was compared to New York Mets super-ace Johan Santana.

    The Dominican pitcher jumped up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after starting the season in Double-A Reading. He combined for a minuscule 1.90 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 11 games (seven starts).

    The biggest draw to bringing the 23-year-old up now was his 5:1 K's to walk ratio.

    He last took the mound Thursday night for the IronPigs. He allowed six hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings in the Pigs 7-1 win over Buffalo.

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