According to Yahoo! Sports, Phillies pitchers Brett Myers and Cole Hamels had a "short but tense" confrontation in the team’s clubhouse following Game 5, stemming from Hamels’ recent statement that he was eager for his season to end.
According to the report, as Myers walked past Hamels near Hamels’ locker he said, mocking, “What are you doing here? I thought you quit.” According to the witness, Myers was guided away by a team official before the situation escalated any further.
Beerleaguer: You know, I've often wondered how these two have coexisted in the same clubhouse all these years. Talk about opposite sides of the spectrum. That's Hollywood and ... what's the word for Brett Myers? Nevertheless, I wonder how many teammates were secretly glad Myers called him out. Maybe it's the wake-up call he needed, and I would imagine nobody on the team wants to extend the season more than Myers, after missing much of it with injury.
As for whether this will have any sort of negative impact on the Phillies, heading into Game 6, you would be selling this team well short on toughness if you thought they were this fragile. I'd imagine the majority of Phillies would prefer they just shut up and pitch. I wonder if Pedro Martinez is even aware that Brett Myers is on the roster.