With a stroll the primary time up final night time, Juan Soto prolonged his on-base streak to 18-straight video games, and with a house run in his second plate look, the 23-year-old Washington Nationals’ slugger prolonged a hit-streak to 11 video games in a row. He additionally added a single in his closing journey to the plate.
Within the 18-game on-base streak, Soto is 17 for 53 (.321/.493/.566) with 4 doubles, three house runs, 18 walks, and 10 Ok in 71 PAs. In his 11-game hit streak, Soto is 15 for 37 (.405/.560/.676) with 4 doubles, two house runs, 13 walks, and eight Ks in 50 PAs.
“Juan’s beginning to swing the bat,” Davey Martinez stated in looking for the positives after final night time’s 12-2 loss to the Braves. “He hit a house run to middle discipline, obtained a base hit to left discipline, in order that’s the Soto we all know, in order that’s nice, so hopefully he continues to maintain it going, a few of his teammates can be a part of him and we begin scoring some runs.”
Soto’s homer, his sixteenth this season, was a 418-foot shot to middle discipline in Truist Park.
“I simply noticed a pitch that he missed it proper on the plate and simply make good contact,” Soto informed reporters, as quoted by MASN’s Bobby Blanco after final night time’s sport. “I used to be searching for it the entire night time and I get it. Lastly, I didn’t miss it.”
In a much less necessary growth for the Nats’ proper fielder, he additionally was exhibiting off a necklace which options his personal Shuffling Soto emblem. His supervisor did chuckle a bit when requested in regards to the bling in his publish sport presser.
“It’s fairly cool. I wouldn’t put on it, nevertheless it’s fairly cool,” Martinez stated.
Will Soto lengthen his streaks? Let’s see…
HERE’S THE NATIONALS’ LINEUP FOR THE 2ND OF 3 IN ATLANTA: