Tag Archives: Jake Diekman

One Night Galvis Goes 3 for 4, The Next Day Diekman Strikes Out 3 of 4 For the Phils

The Phillies have had a reluctance to give young players a chance to make the 25 man roster.  Especially position players. Even when they have earned it such as Freddy Galvis and Jake Diekman had done.   In the off season … Continue reading

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Can You Believe That the First Quarter of the Minor League Season Is Already Over?

Most of the minor league teams will play around 140 games this season.  All the teams are now at the first quarter mark of the season.  They have played around 35 games each.   At this stage of the season … Continue reading

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A SOS Call Goes Out For Help For the Phillies But Only Diekman And Mitchell Are Hot At AAA

“I can’t believe what I just saw”.   That was the famous call by the late Jack Buck of Kirk Gibson’s famous pinch hit home run in the 1988 World Series.   Watching the latest Phillies game Wednesday night against the Mets, … Continue reading

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Jake Diekman: One of The Best Reliever Not in the Majors; But Can’t Pitch for the Phillies

The Phillies bullpen is a mess.  The middle relievers and the set up guys are struggling to get anyone out.  Even  the $50 million closer gets rocked by a Mets rookie with a three run home run this week that … Continue reading

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The Phillies Might Have Two Future Closers On The Way in Diekman and Bonilla

The closer plays an important part on any winning team.  We saw tonight how one of the best closers in baseball , Jonathan Papelbon,  came on in the ninth inning to continue to be automatic this season in picking up … Continue reading

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Top Ten Players of April in the Phillies Minor League System

The first month of the minor league season is over.  Four more months to go.  It’s important for all minor league players to have good monthly production because each month’s stats are listed for the year on their statistical page … Continue reading

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With Long Ball Bats and Power Closers, The Phillies Win With Them In Allentown and Clearwater

I do not like small ball.  I am not big on bunting or the sacrifice bunt. Forget about manufacturing runs.  I grew up not far from old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore and Earl Weaver’s managing strategy of the three run … Continue reading

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