Credit Phillies pitcher Brett Myers for helping drive CC Sabathia from Thursday night's start after 3 2/3 innings. Myers alone accounted for 19 of Sabathia's 98 pitches in his two at-bats against the Brewers' left-hander. In each instance, Myers fell behind 0-2 in the count before either fouling off pitches or not swinging at offerings out of the strike zone.
In the second, Myers drew a two-out, nine-pitch walk. That was followed by another free pass to Jimmy Rollins, leading to Shane Victorino's grand slam. Had Myers not reached base, Victorino wouldn't have hit in that inning. With one out in the fourth, Myers saw 10 pitches before flying out to center field. Sabathia proceeded to load the bases before he was pulled. For good measure, Myers singled in the fifth off Seth McClung.
Myers' at-bats vs. CC
|Second inning||Fourth inning|
|1. Swinging strike||1. Called strike|
|2. Swinging strike||2. Called strike|
|3. Ball||3. Ball|
|4. Foul ball||4. Foul ball|
|5. Ball in dirt||5. Foul ball|
|6. Foul ball||6. Ball|
|7. Ball in dirt||7. Foul ball|
|8. Foul ball||8. Foul ball|
|9. Ball four||9. Ball|
|10. Flyout to center|
Kevin Horan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.