Big "W"

It didn't take long before the Phillies ended their 23 scoreless inning streak.

Jimmy Rollins led off the bottom of the 1st with a leadoff triple. The next batter, Shane Victorino, doubled in Rollins. Ryan Howard would drive in Victorino to give the Phillies an early 2-0 lead. Brett Myers and the Phillies wouldn't look back.

Myers pitched excellent. He pitched 7.2 innings allowing just 1 earned run on 5 hits, and just one walk. He struck out 6. His command was excellent, and his curveball was filthy and effective.
Leading 4-1, with 2 outs and a runner on first in the 8th, Charlie Manuel made the call to take Myers out and go to J.C Romero. Myers was not happy about being taken out. He tipped his cap high to a standing ovation as he walked off the field. He was upset and cursing that he was lifted. Charlie wasn't happy about Brett's reaction and had a few words for him in the dugout. Charlie and Brett got into a heated argument, up in each others faces, and hitting coach Milt Thompson had restrain Charlie from Brett.

This fire from Brett might actually be a good thing. This is the fire Brett Myers lacked before he was sent down to the minors, in the first half of the year. Now he has his swagger back, and pitching well. When he's mad, he's an effective pitcher.

Romero would get out of the inning, and Chad Durbin would give up a run in the 9th, but get the save for the Phillies as they won 4-2.


Anonymous said...

bout time Brett

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