Myers Rebounds in Second Start

The Phillies got homeruns from Todd Pratt and Shane Victorino as most of the regulars got a day off on Tuesday. Brett Myers was the Phillies highlight of the day though as he delivered three solid innings and left the game with a 4-1 lead. Unfortunately, the Phillies couldn't hold the lead and lost their fifth game in six tries this spring.

Brett Myers is definitely relaxed. "I'm better off just being myself. I'm going to be what I'm going to be," Myers told reporters after his three inning stint against the Toronto Blue Jays. Myers allowed just one run in the outing, a marked contrast from his first start of the spring when he struggled badly.

Left-hander Mike Bacsik, who is fighting for a spot in the Phillies bullpen, blew the Phillies 4-1 lead, giving up four earned runs in his one inning of work. Edwin Moreno gave up another run and Eude Brito closed out the game with two shutout innings.

Shane Victorino and Todd Pratt delivered their first homeruns of the spring for the Phillies and Ryan Howard doubled and scored a run. Jim Thome, Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco and Mike Lieberthal all sat out Tuesday's game and stayed in Clearwater. Marlon Byrd played in right field after Bobby Abreu left the game. Byrd is trying to show that he can play other outfield spots to be valuable as a utility player for the Phillies.

The Phillies are now 1-5 this spring.

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