Brett Myers finished his three-game adventure through the Phillies farm system, pitching an unspectacular but necessary game against the A+ Brevard County Manatees.
The line: 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 K, BB
According to Jim Cawley of Florida Today, Myers said he’s ready to rejoin the Phillies starting rotation.
“I feel ready – especially today. I was locating my fastball more than I have been in the past. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully, I can do it on Wednesday.”
Myers threw a lot of fastballs – about 70 percent, and he said he now feels pretty confident in his fastball.
“Minor leagues usually are very good fastball hitting leagues – all the way up from A-ball to Triple A, and that’s why I wanted to come down, to prove that I could throw my fastball and get people out and not rely on my offspeed stuff.”
Of course, this is A+ ball hitting we’re talking about, not Jose Reyes, David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado, who he’ll face in his first start with the Phils Wednesday. Via text message, Cawley wrote Myers showed no character on the mound, seemingly all business. A far cry from the “fun” Myers was trying to reclaim in Allentown.
Hopefully the fun is over and Myers is ready to win games for his team. He said he wants to win 10. We’ll see.