Myers in happier days when it came to the name “Phillies”
Who would you rather have on the Phillies? Brett Myers or Joe Blanton? Say what you will about Myers, but he’s a gamer and he’s proved it again tonight in Philly.
Myers did all he could do for the Phillies when he was asked to, and he was their ace for a long time. In the end, the Phillies really treated him poorly in my opinion. I would have liked to see him signed by another team than the Astros.
He was quirky, squirrelly, and unpredictable, he has a lot of baggage, that was Brett Myers and a lot of that got him banished from Philly. Myers challenged Cole Hamels in the locker room after Hamels famous, “I’d rather be home” World Series statement, though they said it was all just a joke, I am not so sure it was a joke to Myers.
Now Brett Myers is booed in Philly, a sure sign that his career here has now gone full circle. The same fans that loved his fiery enthusiasm now try to dampen his spirits by showing their feelings now.
Myers improves to 9-7 with a 3.08 ERA, and Joe Blanton escapes this loss pitching 7.0 innings and only giving up 1 run, but Ryan Madson got the loss and is 4-2 now with a 3.58 ERA.
Former Phillies center fielder, Michael Bourn, was the offensive star of this game. In combination with Myers pitching, Bourn had 3 hits on the night. Bourn also scored twice on the night to beat his old team.
The series continues on Tuesday night, with yet another ex-Phillies player facing them on Wednesday night, when JA Happ faces off against Roy Halladay. This will probably be the marquee matchup of the series.
Somewhere Ed Wade is smiling tonight, having picked up all of these old Phillies players. They aren’t too bad of a bunch.