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Phillies continue to look for lefty relief

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg explained that Diekman is the only left-hander in the Phillies’ bullpen and had pitched five times in the team’s first eight games. Sandberg wanted to keep his options open, but if Diekman had pitched the seventh inning and racked up eight to 10 more pitches he might not have been available to pitch Wednesday’s series finale against the Mets at Citi Field, if they needed him. The Phillies could use an extra left-hander in the bullpen.