When Austin Meadows hit the Injured List late last month, it was safe to wonder whether he would be able to continue his torrid offensive output. At the time, he had a 1.097 OPS and a 188 wRC+.
Turns out, all he’s done is hit better since his return.
Since May 10, he’s paced a 1.115 OPS and a 197 wRC+. Despite the missed time, Meadows leads the Rays with 1.9 fWAR.
His last two games were especially great, including a 4-for-4 performance against the Indians and a 3 hit day in yesterday’s contest against the Blue Jays, in where he opened the scoring with an RBI single off of starter Aaron Sanchez, and then put the game out of reach with a 2-run homer in the 8th.
.@austin_meadows hits a BOMB to give @RaysBaseball an 8-2 lead! #RaysUp #MLB pic.twitter.com/jEVg5jVRRF— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 27, 2019
Austin Meadows is good.— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) May 27, 2019
He sure is, Josh.
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.@TheKiermaier WITH THE CATCH OF THE YEAR! ⭐ #RaysUP #MLB— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 27, 2019
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- Power rankings from The Athletic, ESPN and MLB
- Jeremy Jeffress is Neo:
OHH MY GOODNESS JEREMY JEFFRESS! What a catch...hopefully the @brewers pitcher is okay. pic.twitter.com/lHKzbKhIny— Justus Cleveland (@JustusCleveland) May 28, 2019
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Tweet of the day:
Austin Meadows pic.twitter.com/MJ7mXcWgL9— Jason Collette (@jasoncollette) May 27, 2019
The Rays look to seal the series win with a win in tonight’s game. Ryne Stanek gets the ball for the home team opposite veteran lefty Clayton Richard for the Jays.