Myers Progressing Nicely

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, September 02, 2009 12:33 PM | Comments: 7
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Brett Myers could find himself in the Phillies bullpen sooner rather than later.  Myers, who is recovering from hip surgery, got the save in a rehab appearance last night.

In two rehab appearances in Double-A Reading, Myers went 0-1, allowing one run in four innings.  He struck out seven.  Last night, he added two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

“It’s good to be able to get out there, obviously,” Myers said. “I haven’t felt anything in the hip for about a month.”

Myers topped 92 mph on the radar gun.  He will pitch again today to see if he can go back-to-back days, the final step before returning.

UPDATE: Myers pitched a 1-2-3 inning on Wednesday night in Lehigh Valley.  He threw 8 pitches: 6 strikes.

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  • Posts: 0 Jim

    It’s amazing how big a motivation impending free agency can be for pro athletes. I hope he’s not rushing back just to improve his market value and doesn’t hurt himself again. If he’s well he could be a huge help in the playoffs.

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    Jim, in reality, the only motivation on Myer’s mind right now is to join the team in time and be a part of and contribute in the postseason.

  • Posts: 0 Keystone

    It’s amazing how Jim and Bruce are both mind readers and know exactly what Myers is thinking.

  • Posts: 0 Mostone

    It would be perfcetly understandable if Brett Myers wanted badly to rejoin the team and contribute in the post-season because he’s a competitor AND because he wants to increase his market value.

  • Posts: 0 Brian of CO

    If he pitches well, I wouldnt count the Phillies out to make a nice offer to keep him here.

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    I don’t know Brian. The phils have a lot of money tied up in the bull pen and we have lee, Blantan, Hamels, Happ, Moyer/Drabek as starters.

  • Posts: 0 NJ

    It would be very nice if Myers can get himself back into the majors as a versatile reliever capable of being used like Park. Once the seasons over the Phils should let Myers walk because as good as he can be as a late inning reliever or starter the headaches he causes are something the organisation needs to put to bed.

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