On September 4th, the North Carolina native went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBI to lead the visiting Rays past the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3-1. It was Wil's second career multi-homer game, previously notching the feat against the New York Yankees on July 28th in the Bronx. The former third round pick in the 2009 Draft (by Kansas City) put together an eight-game hitting streak between September 11th-18th, batting .387 (12-for-31) with five doubles, two homers, seven RBI and six runs scored over the stretch. With a possible Postseason berth on the line this past Sunday, Myers went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored as Tampa Bay edged the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-6, at the Rogers Centre to secure a spot in the A.L. Wild Card Tiebreaker game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington tonight.
Others rookies receiving votes included James Paxton (3-0, 1.50 ERA, 24.0 IP, 7 BB, 21 SO) of the Seattle Mariners; Josmil Pinto (.342, 26 H, 5 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 10 R) of the Minnesota Twins; Dan Straily (3-1, 2.10 ERA, 30.0 IP, 13 BB, 26 SO) of the Oakland Athletics; Kole Calhoun (.306, 5 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 13 R) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; and Brett Oberholtzer (1-4, 1.95 ERA, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 32.1 IP, 7 BB, 20 SO) of the Houston Astros.
In recognition of his American League Rookie of the Month Award, Wil Myers will receive a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved, for his accomplishment.