By Bryan Jeon
With the Philadelphia Phillies leading the Florida Marlins 7-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, closer Brett Myers gave up four runs off four hits and a walk in 2/3 inning before leaving with a strained right shoulder to put the game into extra innings. The Phillies went on to win the game, 8-7 in 10 innings on Wednesday, but not before their stud closer exited the game early. Clay Condrey cleaned up the mess, going 1 1/3 scoreless inning to pick up the win.
Myers hopes to be sidelined only a couple of days, and the immediate options to take over the temporary closing duties with Tom Gordon still on the disabled list are Antonio Alfonseca, Geoff Geary and Ryan Madson. Pick up these any of these three if you’re desperate for saves, as all of them are most likely available in your league. However, it is unclear who will be first in line to try for the save.
Since heading to the bullpen, Myers is 1-0 with 6 saves and 32 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings with a 2.61 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
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