Making his third start since his demotion, right-hander Brett Myers allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks in a 3-2 loss to Akron.
According to the R-Phils Web site, Myers made 118 pitches, the worst of which occurred in the first two innings. He got much stronger after that, retiring the final 10 batters he faced. "I think I'm ready to go back up there," Myers told R-Phils writer Tony Zonca. "Sometimes you need to step back and take a deep breath, and I was able to do that." [Full report, including detailed pitch analysis]