Meadows went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two total RBI and two total runs in Tuesday's 14-7 victory over Tampa Bay.
Meadows drove home a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then added the final tally to the high-scoring contest with a solo shot in the ninth. The 25-year-old entered the contest in a 4-for-31 slump over his past nine games, and the three-hit effort boosted his season average back over the Mendoza Line to .226. Meadows has hit four homers on the campaign, but two came in his first two games.
Meadows isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Meadows had gone 0-for-10 with four walks, two runs and seven strikeouts across the last three games. Randy Arozarena will shift to left field Monday while Manuel Margot takes over in right field.
Meadows entered Saturday's game against the Yankees sporting a career-best .381 on-base percentage across his first 63 plate appearances.
The stellar figure is accompanied by a positively pedestrian .220 average, and as that contrast implies, walks have served as the primary vehicle for Meadows' constant presence on the bases thus far. The outfielder drew a season-high three free passes in Friday night's series-opening win over the Yankees and has failed to reach safely in only two of 14 games going into Saturday.
Meadows went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in a win over the Rangers on Monday.
Filling in at designated hitter for the third time this season, Meadows reached safely for the sixth straight game while lacing his sixth extra-base hit. The 25-year-old has shown solid contact ability to open the season, as he boasts a 42.3 percent hard-hit rate, .433 wOBA and .343 ISO across his first 44 plate appearances.
Meadows went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Yankees.
He got things rolling for the Rays by taking Domingo German deep in the first inning. Meadows appears to have put a down 2020 behind him, going yard three times in eight games already after managing only four homers in 36 games last year.
Meadows went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored in Friday's 10-5 win against the Yankees.
Meadows was just 1-for-11 over his last three games but was able to boost his season batting average to .269 with his first multi-hit effort of the year. He scored during the third and fourth innings after a walk and a single.
Meadows is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
He went 3-for-16 with two home runs, six strikeouts and two walks through his first four games. Brandon Lowe moves to left field while Mike Brosseau gets the start at second base with southpaw Martin Perez on the hill for Boston.
Meadows went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 5-4 win over the Marlins.
The 25-year-old broke open a scoreless tie in the sixth inning by launching a Richard Bleier pitch off the facing of the second deck in right field. Meadows is quickly putting his rough 2020 campaign behind him, going yard in consecutive games to begin the new season as he looks to return to the offensive heights he reached in 2019.
Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday's Opening Day win over the Marlins.
Meadows accounted for the first and only run of the game with a solo homer off Yimi Garcia in the eighth inning. Following a late debut in the 2020 season due to a positive COVID test, the 25-year-old outfielder struggled to piece together a respectable campaign. However, Meadows hit .291 with 33 home runs in 2019, and at just 25 years old, it's not hard to imagine him returning to that level.
Meadows slugged his third home run of Grapefruit League action, a solo shot, in Sunday's loss to the Twins.
Meadows' quest to put a nightmarish 2020 season behind him is off to an excellent start, with Sunday's round tripper his third in four games. The 25-year-old also has five RBI and four runs as part of a 4-for-8 tally at the plate this spring, and Adam Berry of MLB.com reports the home run traveled a projected 414 feet and had an exit velocity of 108.8 mph per Statcast.
Meadows went a combined 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, two walks and two runs over four plate appearances across the Rays' first two Grapefruit League games Sunday and Monday.
The 25-year-old came into spring training 10 to 15 pounds lighter than the end of last season, and the more svelte figure appears to be paying dividends at the plate early. Meadows slugged a career-high 33 home runs just two seasons ago before battling COVID-19 issues during the shortened 2020 campaign, and if early returns are any indication, he looks set to make good on his pledge of returning to a higher caliber of production in 2021.
Meadows reported to spring training having lost 10-15 pounds in his offseason training program and has caught the eye of manager Kevin Cash, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "I got after it pretty hard this offseason," Meadows said. "Just to kind of go back to that form, back to that feeling that I'm light on my feet and I'm quick. Go out there and show them that I can be quick on my routes, be quick on the bases, and it feels good to kind of get back to that form."
The list of misfortunes and maladies was long for Meadows in 2020 -- he battled COVID-19, a strained oblique and a significant lack of timing with his bat, leading to a forgettable .205/.296/.371 line across 152 plate appearances. The sub-standard numbers were in stark contrast to a 2019 campaign during which he'd slugged a career-best 33 home runs. The 25-year-old emphasizes that feeling athletic and light on his feet in the batter's box is instrumental to his success, and Cash notes he's already seen evidence of such in early batting practice sessions in the form of Meadows being able to reach certain pitches with greater ease than when he was slower and heavier last season.
Meadows is out of the lineup Sunday in Game 5 of the Rays' World Series matchup with the Dodgers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He'll take a seat for the second straight day with the Dodgers bringing another southpaw (Clayton Kershaw) to the hill. Hunter Renfroe will check into the lineup in place of Meadows, who is slashing .130/.167/.261 in the postseason.
Meadows will sit for Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Meadows sat against southpaw Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 and will head to the bench again with another lefty (Julio Urias) on the mound for this one. Randy Arozarena will be the designated hitter Saturday, with Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe handling the outfielder corners.
Meadows will hit the bench in Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Meadows hits the bench with the left-handed Clayton Kershaw starting for the Dodgers. After struggling to a .205/.296/.371 slash line in 36 games during the regular season, he's hit an awful .114/.162/.286 in 10 playoff contests. Randy Arozarena will be the designated hitter Tuesday, with Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe handling the outfield corners.
Meadows is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Meadows will head to the bench for the first time since the series opener with left-hander Framber Valdez pitching for Houston. Randy Arozarena will serve as the designated hitter while Brandon Lowe receives the start in left field Friday.
Meadows is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Sunday.
Meadows won't start in the first game of the ALCS with left-hander Framber Valdez starting for Houston. Meadows is 2-for-13 with two solo homers and six strikeouts in his four playoff appearances this year.
Meadows will sit for the fourth game of the ALDS against the Yankees on Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Meadows sits for the second time so far in the series. He's gone just 1-for-9 at the plate with five strikeouts. Yandy Diaz will lead off as the designated hitter with lefty Jordan Montgomery on the mound for the Yankees.
Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Meadows hit a solo homer off Jonathan Loaisiga in the sixth inning. The left-handed hitter had been bothered by a strained oblique since mid-September, yet made his presence known while leading off in the DH spot. Coming off a career year in 2019, Meadows struggled in the 2020 regular season, slashing .205/.296/.371.
Meadows (oblique) will lead off as the designated hitter in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Meadows hasn't started a game since mid-September due to a strained oblique. He wasn't on the Rays' wild-card roster and didn't start Game 1 of the ALDS, though he did appear as a pinch hitter, striking out in his lone appearance.
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