Jake Diekman got a major league audition last season and will battle for full-time work in the…
Tough road trip rejuvenates 'Pigs Diekman
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 was to be back from the trip that felt much longer than eight days. Getting the win in the opener of their four-game series with Rochester was big for the club. For reliever Jake Diekman, the trip seemed especially long, especially after he allowed three runs in 1/3 of an inning at Norfolk this past Tuesday, blowing his second save attempt of the season. In some respects though, the trip and Diekman's struggles against the Tides may have been just what the doctor...
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