The return of San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is just on the horizon.
The San Diego Padres offense has been quite the roller coaster ride this season. Until recently, they’ve collectively led the league in strikeouts (which at this point, I can say is only a bad thing when your team is last in the division but when Aaron Judge does it, it’s called being aggressive at the plate) now that honor instead belongs to the Texas Rangers.
At the same time, Christian Villanueva, Eric Hosmer, and Travis Jankowski have been heating up, and currently leading the team in WAR. Then there’s Franmil Reyes, who is just now showing us how easy it is for him to rip the seams off a baseball and bury it in the upper deck.
Let’s just take a look at that again in case you forgot how beautiful it was:
Now to add icing to the cake, it was reported today that Wil Myers has made a prominent step in his return from the disabled list.
"“Everything was great…I’m starting the rehab on schedule. Everything’s on track right now.”"
Hope for June
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Myers has been down and out since April 28th with an oblique strain. Before that, however, he had just been starting to heat up. In his last seven games through April, Myers was batting .321 with an on-base percentage to match, additionally, he was slugging .429.
His projected return is still mid-June. Which is actually super beneficial to the Friars. If he returns during that second week, the Padres will be dealing with a string of tough road games. Games against teams like St. Louis and Atlanta.
Meyers’ road numbers this year have been fantastic. His slash line for road games is currently .381/.381/.524 with an OPS of .905. In fact, a majority of the Padres games in June will be away from San Diego, oddly enough, being away from home might benefit Meyers more as he tries to get back into this lineup with force.