Padres 1B Wil Myers sat out Sunday after injuring his left forearm in warmups making sure his right calf was okay which he hurt Saturday night. Catch all that?
Myers Monday said that he expected to be ready for the game Tuesday night against San Francisco, which is good news given his injury history.
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The Padres certainly missed his bat Sunday as they fell to the Brewers 3-2, splitting the 4 game and very winnable series. Saturday night in the wild 12 inning Padres win Myers went 2-5 scoring two runs and driving in one.
Brett Wallace filled in for Myers at first base Sunday and 2-4 himself with two strike outs. Wallace has been playing third base more regularly and flashing power as he hit his third home run of the season. However, with Wallace at first the Padres were forced to go with Adam Rosales at third and he is hitting .178 after going 0-3.
Myers insisted he would be fine soon and the injury was nothing to worry about: “I had it the last couple days, today was a little worse. It was one of those things, I was in the cage and I knew that I didn’t feel that I could perform at the big league level.”
Myers has played in 38 of the Padres 39 games this season, which is a great sign considering he only played in 60 for the Padres last season. His career high is 88 games which he did his rookie season in Tampa Bay. A big part of moving him to first base this season was to appease the wear and tear on his body and thus far the Padres have been rewarded.
Colin Rea hopes to bounce back from a tough start last time out but faces a formidable foe in Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Rea is 3-1 with a 4.24 ERA while Bumgarner is 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA. The Giants are currently first in the NL West, 4.5 games ahead of the Padres.
The next 9 games are pivotal for their early season, as they play the next 12 games within the division. Six straight at home splitting the Giants and Dodgers, then 3 in San Francisco before 3 at Arizona.