Philadelphia Phillies

Brett Myers Should Be Phillies' DH

John TylerContributor IOctober 11, 2008

If—and I do mean if—the Phillies make the World Series, I think Brett Myers should be the Phillies' Designated Hitter.  His at bat against C.C. Sabathia is the reason that they were able to win that game.  With two outs, Myers battled C.C. for a nine-pitch at bat that eventually ended when Myers was walked. This led to a Shane Victorino grand slam. 

 

Following his first at bat, Brett Myers was able to once again fight off C.C. Sabathia in a 10-pitch at bat that ended with a pop fly to center field.  Myers was still greeted with a standing ovation from the Philadelphia fans. 

 

These two at bats had a combined 19 pitches and C.C. was forced to leave the game in the fourth inning. 

 

In Myers' final at bat he was able to hit a single to right field which drove the Phillies fans to their feet once again.

 

Last night's game was more of the same for Brett Myers.  He went 3-for-3 with three RBI against the Dodgers, and did more with his bat than he could with his arm. 

 

Now, you might say I’m crazy to put Brett Myers in the DH slot, but when you're hot you're hot.  And he is burning up right now. 

 

So far in his two postseason games he is a combined 4-for-5 (.800 BA), with an on base percentage of .833. 

 

If you look at the numbers, this makes Brett Myers the best hitter on the entire Phillies roster, and you should give him a bat when and if the Phillies are able to make the trip to Fenway Park (which is a hitter's ball park that would set up nicely for Myers).    

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