Brett Myers could have tossed a perfect game last night and it wouldn't have mattered, as the Phils dropped a game to the Reds by a score of 2 - 0. The fact is, Myers did have a no-hitter going through 6 2/3 innings last night before giving up a double to Joey Votto. Unfortunately, the Reds had Brandon Phillips on second base at the time (who walked and stole second), who ultimately scored what proved to be the game winner. All in all, Myers struck out 8 in 7 1/3 innings of work last night and as a Phils fan, you have to be enthused that Myers was able to build on his last start, when he went 8 innings against the Fish.
The Reds' Edison Volquez, acquired from the Rangers in an off-season deal for Josh Hamilton, pitched 7 innings of 2-hit ball. In doing so, Volquez lowered his NL leading ERA to a microscopic 1.32.
The Phils get a chance at the series win today at CBP (1pm, CSN-TV), with Cole Hamels facing Homer Bailey.