Big City powers Cardinals' series-clinching throttling of Phillies
APR 30, 6:33p ET | Luke Thompson
Rotowire: May 2 / 3:50a ET
News: Diekman has been working with Phillies bullpen coach Rod Nichols on keeping his right shoulder from flying open at the end of his delivery, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: The mechanical fix is intended to help Diekman throw more strikes. He has struggled to locate this season and has been very hittable. He has the potential to be a valuable piece in deeper fantasy leagues thanks to a solid strikeout rate, but he will need to get the walks under control before that value returns.
Rotowire: Apr 29 / 3:23a ET
News: Diekman said he cannot pinpoint the source of his struggles this season, the Phialdelphia Daily News reports. "I feel good," Diekman said. "I don't know what it is. I just don't know."
Impact: Diekman allowed two runs on two hits Tuesday, raising his ERA to 10.00. His velocity remains solid, but he has struggled to locate. He has given up 13 hits and nine walks in his nine innings of work this season.
Rotowire: Mar 28 / 3:42a ET
News: Diekman allowed seven runs on six hits and a walk in one-third of an inning against the Yankees on Friday.
Impact: Diekman's spring ERA rose from 3.86 to 12.27 after the outing. He is in no jeopardy of losing a roster spot. He is locked into a setup role along with Ken Giles in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon.