"He was our closer last year and we signed him to be our closer now," Manuel said. "He's struggling, but at the same time, it's hard for us to close the games out. We've got confidence in him. I keep sending him back out there and hopefully he does the job."
The NL East-leading Phillies need five victories in their remaining 11 regular-season contests to clinch a third straight division title heading into the post-season playoffs.