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Myers launches 6th HR over 4-game streak

July 19,2018 22:15

He bashed his sixth home run in his last four games in a 4-1 Padres victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night at Petco Park. Myers missed nearly eight weeks with an oblique strain he suffered on April 28, then he returned with a 4-for-23 slump ...and more »


SAN DIEGO -- After a sluggish return from the disabled list, Wil Myers is more than making up for lost time. He bashed his sixth home run in his last four games in a 4-1 Padres victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
Myers missed nearly eight weeks with an oblique strain he suffered on April 28, then he returned with a 4-for-23 slump following his June 21 activation. That slump is no more.
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SAN DIEGO -- After a sluggish return from the disabled list, Wil Myers is more than making up for lost time. He bashed his sixth home run in his last four games in a 4-1 Padres victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
Myers missed nearly eight weeks with an oblique strain he suffered on April 28, then he returned with a 4-for-23 slump following his June 21 activation. That slump is no more.
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Myers hit three home runs against the D-backs on Saturday, added a 16th-inning game-winner in Sunday's series finale in Arizona and put the Padres on the scoreboard in the ninth inning on Monday.
Video: Wil Myers is white hot with 6 HRs in his past 4 games
Tuesday's homer was a solo shot that extended the streak to four games. It came on a 2-1 count against left-hander Rich Hill and traveled a Statcast™-estimated 382 feet. Myers has eight home runs on the season.
For as hot as the slugger may currently be, he's keeping a pretty cool head about it.
"It's not about the results at this point," he said. "It's more about focusing on what you're doing at the plate and just sticking to the approach. You want to take the feeling out of it. Every time you go up to bat, you're trying to execute a plan."
Since coming off the DL, Myers has posted a .280 batting average with three doubles, one triple, seven homers and 14 RBIs.
He's the first Padres player to record a four-game homer streak since Alex Dickerson in July 2016. Graig Nettles owns the franchise record with a six-game streak in 1984.

Katie Woo covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo.

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