Soto remains in the lineup Wednesday in Baltimore despite a sore shin. Soto fouled a ball off his leg in Tuesday's game, but he finished that contest and won't require a day off. He's hitting .342/.422/.632 in the month of July.
Soto is managing a sore shin after fouling a ball off his leg Tuesday at Baltimore, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. He went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Soto fouled the ball off his shin during the sixth inning and then crushed a 443-foot homer in the same at-bat. The 20-year-old clearly played through the injury with no major issues and never exited the contest, but if there's any residual soreness Wednesday, the Nationals could play it safe and give him a day off.
Soto went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a second run scored in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Phillies. With Anthony Rendon at first base and the Nats trailing 3-2 with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Soto drove the first pitch he saw from Philly closer Hector Neris for his 16th home run of the year. The 20-year-old slugger is now slashing .302/.406/.542 over 81 games, numbers slightly better than last year's historic rookie campaign.
Soto went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during a 3-2 victory against the Marlins on Tuesday. The 20-year-old has basically kept the status quo with his average over the last 10 games, but he's smashed four homers in his past 25 at-bats and has 11 RBI over the last nine games. Overall, Soto is hitting .301 with 15 home runs, 54 RBI, 50 runs and five steals in 269 at-bats this year.
Soto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tigers. His second-inning shot off Daniel Norris kicked off the scoring on the night. Soto has now gone yard in consecutive games and three of the last five, pushing his slash line on the year up to .302/.399/.542 with 14 homers and 52 RBI.
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