Myers finished 2-for-3 including a three-run home run in Friday night's 7-2 win over the Giants. After failing to reach base with a three-strikeout night on Thursday, snapping an eight-game hit streak, Myers started things off right for San Diego in the bottom of the first inning with a three-run shot to center -- his 28th homer of the season -- giving his club a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 25-year-old first baseman would also cross home in the Padres four-run fifth after reaching base on a single. Myers now sports a cool .261/.338/.473 line on the season.
Myers hit a solo home run and walked twice in a 1-for-2 game Monday against the Diamondbacks. Myers has seven extra-base hits and a .266/.342/.484 line in September. He had a brutal August (.216/.283/.361), but his recovery in the season's final month will go a long way in convincing people this breakout season wasn't the result of a couple early fluky months.
Myers is not in the lineup for Monday's contest with the Giants. Myers hasn't been great at the plate lately, batting a mere .178 in his past 30 games. He'll get a day off to rest while Yangervis Solarte slides over to cover his absence at first base.
Myers went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Braves on Thursday. This has been a breakout year for Myers, but he'd been slumping badly over his last nine games, hitting just .086 with a brutal 16 strikeouts in 35 at-bats. Of course, that's just the latest in a longer trend -- after a rip-roaring first half of the season (19 homers, 15 steals and a .286 average in 87 games), Myers has been quite pedestrian since the All-Star break, hitting barely over the Mendoza Line with just five homers and nine steals in 41 contests.
Myers (illness) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Braves. After being a late scratch due to a stomach virus Sunday, Myers will make his return to the lineup in time for San Diego's series opener in Atlanta. Myers has had a major drop-off in production since the All-Star break, slashing just .204/.311/.338 with four home runs and 13 RBI over 38 games. He'll have a tough matchup Tuesday when he faces Atlanta ace Julio Teheran.