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July 12, 2006
BRETT MYERS assaults his wife and gets a slap on the wrist suspension and an indifferent response from Phillies fans. Terrell Owens, who doesn't drink, smoke, do drugs or slap women around, commits the sin of saying Brett Favre could help the Eagles and gets run out of town like some pigskin pariah. The message from Philadelphia sports management is clear. You can slap your wife around in a parking lot just as long as you don't do a little celebration dance afterward or sign autographs for witnesses with a Sharpie.
SPORTS
March 15, 2005 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brett Myers didn't register any strikeouts in four innings of work against Toronto yesterday, and that was OK with manager Charlie Manuel. "He's beginning to realize he doesn't have to strike out everyone," Manuel said. "Getting them out is the name of the game. " Myers allowed five hits, two walks and two runs in the Phillies' 10-8 win over the Blue Jays. Most encouraging was that 10 of his 12 outs came via ground balls. "The whole key for me is keeping the ball down," he said.
NEWS
June 27, 2006
By allowing their star pitcher to play in a game one day after he was charged with assaulting his wife, the Phillies showed twisted priorities. Here is the team's bottom-line rationale: Brett Myers is the Phils' best pitcher. If the Phillies allowed Myers to pitch as scheduled on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, they had a better chance of winning - on national TV. And the point of paying Myers $3.3 million this year is to win games. "He's been our best pitcher and I think it's in the best interests of the club that he does pitch," said Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick.
SPORTS
June 7, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whether Shane Watson lives up to his draft billing, one thing is for sure - he won't be a boring interview. Watson, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound pitcher from Lakewood High School in Southern California, was the Phillies' first selection in Monday's first-year player draft. He was chosen 40th overall, a supplemental pick. Phillies assistant general manager Marti Wolever compared Watson to Brett Myers, saying they had similar curveballs at the same age. Myers was the Phillies' first-round pick and the 12th overall selection of the 1999 draft.
SPORTS
May 4, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chris Coste knew when he started playing catch with Brett Myers last night before the game that Myers was going to have close to his A-1 fastball. "I told [pitching coach] Rich Dubee after about six or seven throws, 'He's got a little attitude on the ball tonight,'" Coste recalled. Myers had the stuff. He pitched seven solid innings and struck out a season-high 10 against the San Francisco Giants. Unfortunately, the Phillies managed just three hits - none after the fifth inning - and lost, 3-2, on a Bengie Molina RBI single in the 10th, in front of a chilled sellout crowd of 43,804 at Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
August 31, 2005 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phillies players didn't need to read the list of probable starters in the newspaper to know they'd be facing New York Mets ace Pedro Martinez tonight. "We knew who their starters would be days ago," Mike Lieberthal said. "Pedro always stands out. " Martinez, who ranks third in the National League with 182 strikeouts and is holding opposing hitters to a .192 batting average (second lowest in the NL), will oppose Brett Myers. Myers (11-6, 3.55) has turned in ace-like work at times this season, but he's still prone to inconsistency, as shown in his 5.01 ERA in five August starts.
SPORTS
February 14, 2009 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Did the Phillies sign Jenny Craig to a free-agent contract this winter, or what? Ryan Howard dropped 20 pounds. Brett Myers has him beat. He lost 30. "Just working out a lot," Myers said yesterday as he checked into training camp. The 28-year-old pitcher said he weighs about 222 pounds. Myers will be eligible for free agency at season's end, but that, he said, was not his motivation for getting in better shape. "Winning the World Series was great, but personally I had a bad taste in my mouth this winter because of how badly I pitched in the first half of the season," the righthander said.
SPORTS
June 6, 2012 | BY MARC NARDUCCI and Inquirer Staff Writer
WHETHER SHANE WATSON lives up to his draft billing, one thing is for sure — he won't be a boring interview. Watson, the 6-4, 205-pound pitcher from Lakewood High School in Southern California, was the Phillies' first selection in Monday's baseball first-year player draft. He was chosen 40th overall, a supplemental pick. Phillies assistant general manager Marti Wolever compared Watson to Brett Myers, saying they had similar curveballs at the same age. Myers was the Phillies' first-round pick and the 12th overall selection of the 1999 draft.
SPORTS
June 22, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The sellout crowd at Citizens Bank Park rose in anticipation of a third strike to end the eighth inning and to salute Brett Myers for taking a positive step toward regaining a strong role as a member of the Phillies' rotation. Alas, it then went all wrong. Myers saw his solid outing blow up in his face when Chone Figgins stroked a single on a 2-2 pitch, and Erick Aybar followed with his second home run of the season, a blow that deflated the crowd and lifted the Angels to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies.
SPORTS
March 24, 2002 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One pitcher's incredible spring-training run finally came to an end yesterday. Another's did not. Brett Myers prepared to make the drive to the Phillies' minor-league camp at the Carpenter Complex yesterday. Carlos Silva, who has had a far less publicized but equally impressive spring, boarded the team bus to Ed Smith Stadium to play the Cincinnati Reds. By the end of the afternoon, Silva was pumping his right fist, celebrating his fourth save of the Grapefruit League season as the Phillies beat the Reds, 4-3. Silva, like Myers, has never pitched above double A. He seemed to have almost no chance of making the big-league team when he arrived in Clearwater five weeks ago. Of course, he was then still a starting pitcher ticketed for the rotation at triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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SPORTS
March 25, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When it came down to deciding the rotation order for a rebuilding team that could lose 100 games, the Phillies prioritized experience over youth. The fact that the Phillies open the season on the road factored into it, too. And, if the best-case scenario unfolds, the team's opening-day starter could be pitching for another team by July for the second straight season. Jeremy Hellickson will pitch opening day for the Phillies on April 4 in Cincinnati. It is not Aaron Nola, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Wednesday, because the team would like him to pitch the home opener at Citizens Bank Park on April 11. "That's the main thing," Mackanin said.
SPORTS
July 28, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - Cole Hamels' no-hitter Saturday at Wrigley Field was the first Aaron Nola witnessed in person at a major-league ballpark. The Phillies' rookie righthander sat in the visitors' dugout, palms sweating in the ninth inning as a teammate nine years his senior made history. "That's hard to follow," Nola said a day later, as a baseball from his first major-league triumph - yet another keepsake to add to the collection - rested on the top shelf of his locker. Sunday's series finale proved memorable, too, as the 22-year-old earned his first win for the Phillies in their 11-5 sweep-clinching rout of the Chicago Cubs.
SPORTS
March 25, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Cole Hamels will almost certainly take the mound in a Phillies uniform on Opening Day, 2 weeks from yesterday, at Citizens Bank Park against the Boston Red Sox. Spring training trades - particularly spring training blockbuster trades - are extremely rare. After holding firm this winter, the Phillies are probably best suited to wait until early in the summer, when at least a handful of teams will have interest in acquiring a pitcher of Hamels' ability before the trade deadline.
SPORTS
August 14, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ANAHEIM, Calif. - When the Phillies called Jerome Williams Sunday to tell him he would start Tuesday at Angels Stadium, the 31-year-old pitcher missed the call. It was his son Tai's fifth birthday; the Williams family visited a water park near Dallas to celebrate. He threw 60 pitches to complete five scoreless innings against Los Angeles, which entered Tuesday with the second-best record in baseball. Kole Calhoun bashed Williams' 63d pitch for a solo homer, and Ryne Sandberg came with the hook in the sixth inning after the 72d pitch.
SPORTS
July 25, 2014
COLE HAMELS vs. Shane Victorino on Opening Day in South Philly? The Phillies are slated to begin the 2015 season at home on April 6 against the Boston Red Sox, according to a team source. The current, preliminary schedule likely will become official at some time in the next 6 weeks. It will mark the first time the Phillies open the season at home in 4 years. The most recent season opener at home came in 2011, when Roy Halladay squared off against Brett Myers and the Houston Astros.
SPORTS
June 24, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THE GENERAL manager says he does not "do" 5-year plans, and the club president says he judges his front office's personnel decisions based on a standard of 30 percent accuracy, and, all of a sudden, the Phillies' sub.-500 record makes perfect sense. Either that, or Ruben Amaro Jr. and David Montgomery have an incredibly difficult time articulating their expectations for an organization whose 5-year stretch of dominance is looking more and more like one of the anomalies that has occasionally interrupted a century of losing baseball.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a Monday score: Mother Nature 2, Major League Baseball 0. The game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies in Denver Monday night was postponed by a snowstorm - the third time in eight days that the white stuff has frozen out the summer pastime at Coors Field. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins were proactive, preemptively postponing their game against the Miami Marlins seven hours before game time, while it was still 45 degrees and way before a single flake could fall at Target Field.
SPORTS
March 19, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - For 2 full years, the two surest forces in Philadelphia were the gravitational constant and Roy Halladay. Nothing that happened on Sunday afternoon is an indication that has changed. Halladay showed up to the ballpark feeling ill, insisted on making his start, then realized shortly after his first pitch that the whole thing was going to be an exercise in counterproductivity. So he left the game after a scoreless first inning, 25 pitches to his credit, 13 of them strikes.
SPORTS
January 2, 2013 | WIRE REPORTS
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free-agent righthander Brett Myers on a one-year contract. Myers, who pitched for Houston and the Chicago White Sox last season, will get a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation. His deal with the Indians includes a club option for 2014. It will not be finalized until he passes a physical. Myers went 3-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the White Sox, who acquired him in a July trade with the Astros.
SPORTS
January 2, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
FORMER PHILLIES righthander Brett Myers is getting a fresh "start" with the Cleveland Indians. Myers, 32, agreed to a 1-year contract with a club option for 2014. Cleveland will give him a chance to win a starting job after he pitched in relief last season for Houston and the Chicago White Sox. Myers' deal is contingent on him passing a physical. Myers, who has started for most of his career, went a combined 3-8 with a 3.31 ERA and 19 saves in 70 games - all in relief - last season.
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