Coors Field has been a hitter’s haven since opening its doors, and while visiting pitchers likely loathe taking the hill in Denver to face the Colorado Rockies, you’d have to imagine opposing hitters enjoy it quite a bit.
San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers is probably one — he entered Monday night’s game hitting .323/.378/.600 with 5 home runs and 15 RBI in 74 plate appearances before adding another 4 hits, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored in a 5-3 victory.
Here’s a look at his big night, which the announcers really enjoyed — especially once he secured the cycle by hitting a triple.
After the game, Myers professed his love for hitting at Coors (quote via MLB.com):
“I really enjoy hitting here. You see the ball really well, it’s a great hitter’s eye, it’s a huge outfield, a lot of hits out there. It’s my favorite place to come hit, here and Yankee Stadium, but a great place, fun place to play.”
Well, that settles that, right?
Among the many things Coors Field is good for from an offensive perspective, it’s a boon for cycles from Padres hitters — the first one in franchise history was accomplished there by Matt Kemp in August of 2015.
This is the continuation of a strong start for Myers, who’s is sporting a 1.176 OPS with 3 homers, 7 RBI and 8 runs scored, which is good for a 211 wRC+ through his first 34 plate appearances. He hasn’t drawn a walk yet, but his 50.0% hard-hit rate is allowing that to not be a problem at the moment.
About Matt Musico
Matt Musico currently manages Chin Music Baseball, contributes to The Sports Daily and is also an editor for numberFire. He has written for FanDuel Insider and Bleacher Report in the past. He’s a lover of all baseball, especially the Mets.