Cleveland Indians pitcher Brett Myers (8.02 ERA this season) started for the AA Akron Aeros last night on a rehab assignment. Myers was placed in the 15 day DL back on April 21st with an elbow strain. According to the Aeros’ game report, the start didn’t go as well as they had hoped-
“Myers (0-1) was making his second rehab start for the Indians, tuning up a sore elbow that landed him on the DL on April 20th. Myers worked 4 1/3 innings and allowed just the two first-inning hits. He walked four—possibly the most troubling aspect of his outing—and struck out two. He threw 76 pitches, 41 for strikes.”
Myers allowed 3 earned runs in his 4 innings. In addition, Myers hit a batter and had a wild pitch.
In Myers’ first rehab start he pitched well, going three innings while allowing just one hit and a walk.