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Myers' velocity up in scoreless inning

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' velocity up in scoreless inning

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.

 

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