Phillies 4, Mariners 3
Game 127 - Wednesday Afternoon, August 20th in Philadelphia
Record - 56-71, 5th Place, 17 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The bullpen trio of Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined for four scoreless innings as the Phils held off the Mariners, 4-3.
What It Means: It means the Phillies actually won the series from the contending Mariners. They'll have an off-day today before opening up a weekend series against the Cardinals.
What Happened: Cole Hamels didn't have his best stuff, lasting just five innings and giving up three runs on nine hits. But the bullpen was fantastic, registering nine strikeouts in their four innings of work. Chase Utley gave the Phillies the lead for good with an RBI single in the fourth.
Featured Card: Diekman threw two of the four shutout innings from the bullpen, striking out four. Two of the biggest positives from the 2014 season are the emergence of Diekman and Giles at the back end of the bullpen. This is Diekman's card from the recently released second series of Phillies team issued cards.