Soto went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Rockies. Soto came through with a few big hits, highlighted by a two-run double in the first inning, followed by a solo homer in the fifth inning. The long ball brought his season total to 22. It's been an impressive rookie campaign for the 19-year-old Soto -- he began the season in Low-A Hagerstown -- who's hitting .294/.407/.521 across 490 plate appearances at the major-league level.
Soto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 7-3 win over the Marlins. Soto extended Washington's lead to five in the fourth inning with a solo home run over the fence in left-center. The 19-year-old has put together an impressive rookie campaign, hitting .295 with 21 home runs and 66 RBI to go along with a .922 OPS in 111 ballgames. Soto will look to finish strong in what's turned out to be a disappointing season for the Nationals.
Soto is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets. Since entering the starting lineup in late May, Soto has found himself on the bench on just four occasions. Victor Robles will slide over to left field Sunday, with Michael Taylor starting in center.
Soto went 1-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 10-5 loss to the Braves. That's now four homers in the last four games and 20 on the season for the teenager, and Soto has pushed his slash line back up to .303/.417/.534. He's locked in a dogfight with Atlanta's Ronald Acuna -- who himself had a big game Friday, falling a homer short of a cycle -- for NL Rookie of the Year, and this weekend's head-to-head clash could go a long way towards determining the winner.
Soto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Phillies. The 19-year-old now has three homers in the last two games and 19 on the season, putting him third on MLB's all-time list for home runs by a teenager behind Red Sox folk hero Tony Conigliaro (24) and Soto's own teammate Bryce Harper (22). The Nats have 16 games left on their schedule, and given Soto's current form it's not out of the question that he catches one or both of them.
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