Nationals' Juan Soto: Socks fifth homer -

2022-05-14 22:47:45 By : Ms. Natelie Huang

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Soto went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Rockies.

The fifth-inning blast off German Marquez was Soto's fifth homer of the year, but incredibly, all five have been solo shots. The 23-year-old has only one other RBI through 25 games as teams continue to pitch around him with runners on base, and his resulting .258/.405/.472 slash line is well below expectations, Josh Bell is swinging a hot bat behind Soto in the lineup, but it seems unlikely pitchers will change their approach toward him as long as it keeps the Nationals' biggest threat in check.

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