The old Ace of the Phillies, Brett Myers
We remember that sparky, and quirky side of Brett Myers. Last night we saw the better pitching side of him as Myers silenced Phillies bats in a loss down in Houston by a score of 5-1. If Myers didn't win another game this season, he would have probably preferred his win to come against his old team.
Roy Oswalt took the loss for the Phillies. The Phils had the early lead in this game, but after a Carlos Lee home run off of Oswalt, the Phillies never came back to challenge the Astros in this one. The Phils offense just could not get anything started off of Brett Myers.
Hunter Pence started the game off great with a double into right and he received a nice ovation from the fans.
Earlier in the week on the Phillies.com website, it had J.A. Happ as probable against Roy Halladay in the third game on Wednesday afternoon, but Happ will start tonight against Cole Hamels. Happ has had a season that mirrors the way the Astros have played, he is 5-15 on the year. Cole Hamels takes his 14-7 record into tonight's game down in Houston.