Stick with us, because this is (more than) a little confusing. Juan Soto was not in the majors when the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals started their May 15th matchup, which was eventually suspended by rain in the nation’s capital that night, with the score tied at 3-3 in the sixth.
When they couldn’t play the next day either because of more bad weather, the completion of the first of two games and second game of the two-game set were rescheduled for this afternoon (5:05 PM) and tonight (7:05 or a 1/2-hour after the completion of the first game).
Soto, 19, who has since been called up, stepped in as a pinch hitter against Yankees’ righty Chad Green in the home-half of the sixth inning tonight, after homering twice against New York last week in Yankee Stadium, for his fourth and fifth homers in the majors, and crushed a 97 mph 3-1 fastball, hitting a 433 ft blast over the second deck in right field and onto the concourse for his 1st/6th major league home run.
MLB is officially calling it his first home run, since chronologically speaking, it’s a home run in a May 15th game. But it’s his third home run in a week against the Yankees and his sixth major league home run. Got all that?
Juan Soto might have broken the space-time continuum. pic.twitter.com/A1sKseU6Dc— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 18, 2018