Meadows is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mets, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Meadows will draw a day off after starting six consecutive games. He recorded four extra-base hits in that span, but he also struck out at a 44 percent clip. He'll give way to Brett Phillips, who will patrol center field and bat eighth.
Meadows went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two doubles and four total RBI in Thursday's win over the Yankees. Meadows recorded his first multi-hit appearance and his first homer since May 4. It's been a struggling season for the 26-year-old -- he's only hitting .208 this season while posting a meager .186 average in 43 at-bats this month.
Meadows will sit Friday against Oakland, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Meadows sits after starting eight straight games. He's gone just 5-for-40 at the plate over his last 11 contests, though three of those five hits have cleared the fence. Manuel Margot will be the Rays' left fielder Friday, while Randy Arozarena serves as the designated hitter.
Meadows went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in Tuesday's win over the Angels. Meadows' first RBI was rather unimpressive, as he plated a run with a groundout to shortstop in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old made much more noise later in the contest, however, drilling a solo homer in the seventh inning and a three-run shot in the eighth, both against reliever Ben Rowen. Meadows is up to seven homers and 17 RBI on the season, though he is batting just .216 through 123 plate appearances.
Meadows went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over Houston. Meadows tied the game up at 3-3 with his fifth-inning blast off Cristian Javier. He was later hit by a pitch and scored the winning run in the seventh. The 26-year-old lefty is up to five homers and 12 RBI in 93 at-bats.