Brett Myers faced four batters, striking out one and walking one, in his one inning rehab start for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws on Monday night.
Myers' first pitch of the night was 93 mph, a dramatic improvement from the 88-90 that he threw when was with the Phillies before the surgery.
"[The hip injury ] definitely was a factor in the back of my mind. I knew if I let one go, I might have had one of those symptoms where it would lock up or be painful," Myers said. "I haven't felt anything [since the surgery], luckily enough. The doctor did a very good job, my velocity is definitely a lot better than it was when I was hurt. That's not in the back of my mind anymore."
Lake County leadoff batter Delvi Cid grounded the first pitch to second base on a fastball. Myers went on to throw a called third strike past Bo Greenwell on an 80-mph breaking ball. He walked Nate Recknagel before cleanup batter Chris Nash lined a ball to center. It was handled by Lakewood 19-year-old speedster Anthony Gose, and Myers' evening had concluded.
Myers said he did not know when he pitch again, but remained optimistic about rejoining the Phillies in September.