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Bastardo Un-undefeated

Antonio Bastardo suffers his first loss of the season.

Bastardo Un-undefeated

(David M Warren/Staff file photo)
(David M Warren/Staff file photo)

Two walks not only led to the Phillies' demise against the Marlins Saturday, they also erased a chance for Antonio Bastardo (now 6-1) to tie or set a team record for most wins in a season without a loss. And, if you're superstistious about your stats (and who isn't?), it may have wrecked a little havoc with their chances of a parade.

Below are the 12 pitchers with four or more wins and no losses in one season for the Phils. Note that both Phillies World Championship teams (1980 and 2008, in case you've forgotten) have a pitcher listed.

Only two "pitchers" have had at least one win without a loss for the Phillies this season ... Juan Perez and Wilson Valdez.

By the way, the major league record for most wins and no losses in one season is Tom Zachary (12-0, 2.48) for the 1929 Yankees.

Pitcher    Season    W-L     ERA
Rheal Cormier 2003 8-0 1.70
Clay Condrey 2007 5-0 5.04
Carlos Silva 2002 5-0 3.21
Marty Bystrom 1980 5-0 1.50
Duke Esper 1890 5-0 3.07
Joe Blanton 2008 4-0 4.20
Randy Wolf 2006 4-0 5.56
Aaron Fultz 2005 4-0 2.24
Billy Wagner 2004 4-0 2.42
Pat Combs 1989 4-0 2.09
Gene Garber 1974 4-0 2.06
George McQuillan    1907 4-0 0.66
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