Hey, we’re back here at lovely Coca-Cola Park here in Allentown, Pa. to watch Brett Myers make his second minor-league start. So far things are going much more smoothly since the last time we were here. For starters, I actually found the place without taking a wrong turn.
Yes, we take our victories where we can.
Nevertheless, it should be an interesting to see Myers tonight. This time Myers will face the Louisville Bats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and fellow first-round draft pick, Homer Bailey.
As far as big-time matchups in the minors go, Myers vs. Bailey is pretty good.
Meanwhile, Myers needs a good outing tonight because… well, because he needs a good outing. That’s pretty obvious seeing as he went from starting on Opening Day during the past two seasons and now he’s pitching for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
If there is a team Myers could do well against it’s Louisville. Last night the Bats did a whole lot of missing against IronPigs’ lefty starter Les Walrond, who notched 17 strikeouts in a 2-0 victory. Word from some scouting-type dudes is that the Bats can’t hit a curveball if it were placed on a tee.
Since Myers seemingly abandoned his fastball last time out for the Pigs, maybe tonight is his night?
Anyway, if I get to it I’ll post some updates from here in A-town. One note: last time there were 13 writer dudes covering Myers’ outing. This time we have Gordie Jones from Allentown and Randy Miller from Bucks County.
You know it’s a big game when Randy is lurking around.