NEW YORK The Philadelphia Phillies blew another game Saturday, and the chief goat, relief pitcher Brett Myers, then took it out on a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter. Myers had previously earned notoriety for being arrested for allegedly hitting his wife in public last year, leaving her with a bruised face. She later dropped the charges.
After giving up two home runs in the ninth innings, Myers got into a shouting match last night with a reporter, Sam Carchidi, and had to be restrained.
The two men started pointing and cursing at each other and Myers stood up as if to hit or at least threaten the scribe, and Pat Burrell pulled him back.
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PHILLYBURBS: “Good for Carchidi (who didn’t mention the incident in his game story) for standing up to Myers. He didn’t sound the least bit out of line to me. On the other hand, it definitely seems like the heat of a pennant race and a four-game losing streak is taking its toll on Myers. Keep it together, dude. We?re not out of this thing. Yet.”