Brett Will Be Back

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 ·

According to ESPN text alert, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Phillies plan to return Brett Myers to the rotation for the July 23rd game vs the Mets.

In 3 minor league starts, Brett Myers went 1-2 with a 3.10 ERA and a WHIP of 1.13. He had a decent K/BB ratio of 22/6 and he only allowed 1 home run in 20.1 innnings. Myers is set to make one more start Friday, but I'd assume it'd be a shortened start just to get some work in. In his last start for the Reading Phillies, he through 8 innings of 5 hit ball and struck out 10.

If the Phillies really want to stay in the now close division race, they'll need good outings from Myers, especially in his first start as he'll face the Mets. So as of right now, the Phillies will start the break with Moyer-Kendrick-Hamels against the Marlins. They are not sure about who will pitch July 22nd against the Mets, but I think it is safe to assume that it'll be Adam Eaton. We'll see. He does at least have a decent track record against the Mets in Shea. But we'll see.

I think everything would like JA Happ to get another opportunity and it is possible he will replace Eaton in the rotation after he is eligible to return because of league rules regarding moving a player up and down -- they have to wait 15 days before they can return unless a player is put on the disabled list. There is a shot that Happ will get the start on July 24th (the day he is eligible to return) and the Phillies will give both Moyer and Hamels a much needed extra day of rest.

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