Wil Myers leaves game due to injury

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers waits to bat against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
AP Photo/David Zalubowski

The San Diego Padres lost a key member of their lineup during Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies, as first baseman Wil Myers left in the sixth inning due to injury.

Myers fouled a ball off of his leg during his at-bat in the top half of the inning, and was replaced in the field by Hector Sanchez. Shortly after Myers left the game, the Padres announced that he suffered a right leg contusion.

Myers has appeared in 141 games for the Padres this season, hitting .244 with 28 home runs, 71 runs batted in and a .792 OPS. Myers currently leads the Padres in home runs, with Hunter Renfroe next in line with 20 on the season. Four of the first baseman’s 28 home runs have been hit in September, with Myers hitting .354 with four home runs and 11 runs batted in this month.

From a batting average standpoint September has been Wil Myers’ best month of the season, surpassing the .310 he hit in April. Myers hit below .200 in both July and August, as he hit .195 with four home runs and seven runs batted in during July and .181 with four home runs and 11 runs batted in last month. Should Myers’ average for the season not meet or surpass .250, it would end his streak of consecutive seasons of hitting .250 or better at two.

Currently in his first full season with the Padres, Sanchez has appeared in 68 games this season and is hitting .228 with eight home runs and 23 runs batted in. Sanchez served as a pinch hitter in Friday’s game, failing to reach base in his lone at-bat.

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