Astros P Myers hurt in loss to Phillies

March 25, 2010 3:50:55 PM PDT
Brett Myers' spring training homecoming came to an abrupt end when the Houston Astros' right-hander left with a mild left groin strain in Thursday's 8-7 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Greg Dobbs hit a two-out single to left to score John Mayberry, Jr. in the ninth inning to lift the Phillies to the win.

The 29-year-old Myers, who spent eight seasons with the Phillies, was replaced by Chris Sampson after facing one batter in the sixth inning. Myers was hurt while covering first base when Philadelphia first baseman Ross Gload grounded out to open the sixth.

Myers, who will be reevaluated Friday, doesn't expect to miss his next start.