For the first time since 2002, a pitcher other than Roy Oswalt will start on opening day for the Houston Astros. With their former ace now with Philadelphia, former Phillie Brett Myers takes over. (Ultimate Astros )
The ties between the two teams don't end there. Myers will be facing the Phillies, a team for which he started on opening day three straight years (2007-2009).
Myers, 30, is coming off the best year of his career. He went 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA and 1.24 WHIP, striking out 180 batters in 223 2/3 innings.
The news comes as little surprise with Wandy Rodriguez battling shoulder tendinitis.
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