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Tough road trip rejuvenates 'Pigs Diekman

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After making his major league debut last season, left-hander Jake Diekman has had a season full of ups and downs at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2013. A tough road trip to Durham and Norfolk may have given him a new-found approach that will work for him.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs returned home from a 3-5 road trip to Durham and Norfolk and picked up a much needed win over Rochester. The win was big for a team that lost four straight games on the trip by a combined score of 38-16 and then had to hang on for an 8-7 win in the final game at Norfolk to salvage one game in that series. Before the game, manager Dave Brundage talked about how good it...

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