MLB: Pretty loud! Juan Soto hits the hardest HR of his career

Another home run, another career marker. On Thursday, the right fielder Juan Soto rocked a 90.1 mph fastball from Elieser Hernandez to center field with his personal best in HR at 114.1 mph, in the loss of the Washington Nationals by score of 7-5 against the Miami Marlins at LoanDepot Park. It was his third strongest hit ball in his four-year career.

Soto’s shot traveled 433 feet, marking his second-longest hit of the season. Manager Dave Martinez noticed the lift in Soto’s swing. Here the video:

With all the power that Soto exudes when hitting home runs, he pays more attention to the speed of his hits in the infield. On August 17, he recorded his strongest batted ball ever: a 116.6 mph double to right-center field against the Blue Jays.

After hitting 11 home runs in 79 games in the first half of the season, Soto has been hitting at a rapid pace. Thursday marked his 10th home run in 36 games since the All-Star break. The efficiency is even more remarkable given that he also drew 42 walks (walks) in that stretch.

Soto’s home run provided a spark on a night when the Marlins’ pitch shut down the offense, at least until a two-run rally in the ninth inning. Left-hander Patrick Corbin was shaken after allowing six runs in just three innings, his second-shortest outing of a bumpy season.

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Soto is leaving Miami and heading to Queens building on this momentum for a three-game weekend series, where he has done a lot of damage before against the Mets. He hit the two longest home runs of his career at Citi Field last season.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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