Nasty Bastardo K’s 6
Rich Dubee echoed that sentiment earlier this week.
Bastardo has looked very good so far. He tied a franchise record tonight against the Braves at Turner Field, where he struck out six consecutive batters in relief.
Bastardo, who struck out three each in the sixth and seventh innings, matched Jack Meyer and Willie Hernandez. Meyer struck out six consecutive batters in the 12th and 13th innings Sept. 22, 1958, against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium. Hernandez struck out six consecutive batters in the eighth and ninth innings July 3, 1983, against the New York Mets at Veterans Stadium.
In three appearances this season, Bastardo has allowed two hits and has struck out nine in 3 2/3 innings.