Jake Diekman RP PHI 5 Days
With Jonathan Papelbon unavailable after pitching three straight days, Jake Diekman got the save chance for the Phillies on Monday and gave up a grand slam to Dan Uggla in the ninth.
Needless to say, he took the blown save, as well as his first loss. Diekman is a talented left-hander, but he was nervous tonight, as evidenced by his four-pitch walk to B.J. Upton to start the ninth. The Phillies would have preferred to go to Antonio Bastardo in Paplebon's place, but he needed the day off, too.
Jake Diekman RP PHI 10 Months
Phillies recalled LHP Jacob Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Tyler Cloyd was sent down in a corresponding roster move. Diekman had a 5.70 ERA and 37/24 K/BB ratio over 30 innings this season in Triple-A and will pitch in middle relief.
Jake Diekman RP PHI Mar 17 '13
Phillies optioned LHP Jacob Diekman and RHP Justin De Fratus to Triple-A Lehigh Valley; reassigned INF Josh Fields and LHP Cesar Jimenez to minor league camp.
Diekman has plenty of upside as a situational lefty, but his control is still a work in progress. He and De Fratus will be up at some point this season.
Jake Diekman RP PHI Jul 31 '12
Phillies optioned LHP Jacob Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Diekman holds a 4.64 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 23 appearances with the Phils this season. He and Joe Savery are making room for the arrival of new acquisitions Nate Schierholtz and Josh Lindblom.