Senior correspondent Martin Smith, the only fan who stayed the course with So Taguchi, provides his take on the struggling right-hander.
“I think Myers has totally lost it. With control like last night, he can’t even be a reliever. He was 1-3 in the minors, which means he didn’t beat minor leaguers. Big deal he had some strikeouts. So did Les Walrond. And if it was about mechanics, why didn’t he stay at one rehab assignment with one coach instead of a three-city road trip? The minors gave him a break, a breather, but what else did it accomplish?”
Beerleaguer: The first thing you notice is the release point. He’s flying open and the flight of the ball is all over the place. He’s not driving to the plate like the old Myers. When he does this, you wonder if he's trying to compensate for injury. Rich Dubee wants him to establish his fastball when everyone, including Myers, knows it’s no good. No location, no good. The Phillies keep feeding us simple answers about getting his head on straight. There's obviously more to it.