Dubee said the other day that he thought your last two starts, which you've obviously struggled, more of an arm angle situation, what do you think the problem has been?BRETT MYERS: Maybe tiredness a little bit. I wasn't getting on top of the ball. I took a couple of days off from throwing. Yesterday's bullpen was definitely a lot better. The angle was back. So I feel a lot stronger than I did than the past couple of starts. How important is it to make the start at home knowing your numbers at home this year compared to the splits on the road, what does that mean for you? BRETT MYERS: I don't even know what my numbers are. But I like pitching at home in front of the home crowd. Pitching on the road's, you know, not that difficult, but definitely pitching at home is a lot more fun to have your home crowd behind you and being able to go out there and perform in front of them.
BRETT MYERS: Well, they're all Major League players. They're all good hitters. They're all good young hitters, too. So you have to pick your poison who you want to face in certain situations. Hardy is definitely a good hitter. Fielder, Braun. They're all right there in the middle of that lineup. Hart.They wouldn't be in that situation if they couldn't hit, and they definitely made it to the playoffs with those guys and behind C.C. So it's going to be fun. A good challenge. And hopefully we can come out victorious. How much have you grown this season as a person? BRETT MYERS: I'm still six four. (Laughter) maybe my weight has fluctuated. I mean like with everything you've gone through, the ups and downs and all that? BRETT MYERS: Well, I struggled, but that's the time to put that all behind me. It's in the past. It's a new season now. It's time to start over. All that stuff won't even be looked at if we go and win this whole thing and everybody performs well. No matter what happens today, tomorrow's game you kind of swing the balance of the series one way or the other. Are you excited that Charlie did give you the opportunity to pitch Game 2 as opposed to Game 3. BRETT MYERS: I just wanted the opportunity to pitch. It didn't matter if it was 2 or 3. Putting the two lefties back to back I guess didn't make sense to them. But it's fine for whatever spot they want me to throw in, I'll throw in it and that's the way I've always been and I just welcome any challenge they want to throw at me and I'll do it.
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