ALLENTOWN, Pa. — All of a sudden, Jesse Biddle is a different pitcher.


Jake Diekman knew he had been struggling. He knew he still had minor-league options remaining. He knew there was a chance he could be sent to Triple A if he didn’t get going.


READING, Pa. -- Sometimes a guy needs to take a step back in order to move forward. Other times, a man needs to have something taken away from him in order to have his eyes opened.


ALLENTOWN, Pa. — When players like Roy Halladay or John Lannan get injured, it does more than test the big-league club.