Sometimes you have to make the best of a bad situation. No one hoped or expected that the 2013 Phillies would end the season 20 games under .500, that’s the bad situation. Reliever Jake Diekman found a way to make the best of it.
The Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals 8-5 Saturday night.
Dan Uggla had a tiebreaking RBI grounder in the 12th as the Braves beat the slumping Phillies 5-4 Saturday night.
In the sixth, the Tigers scored eight runs on only two hits. The Phillies made three errors and walked three batters in the inning.
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned rookie right-hander Tyler Cloyd to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room in the rotation for John Lannan’s return.
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled relief pitchers Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Brooks Conrad hit a pair of two-run doubles off winless Cliff Lee and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Sunday night to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep.
Jake Diekman has been in the big leagues now for almost two weeks and he says life is starting to slow down.
The Reading Phillies are still producing quality talent.
The Phillies beat the Astros 4-3 in extra innings.