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Juan Soto hit a 443-foot home run two pitches after fouling a ball off his shin, because of course he did...

Juan Soto shook off a painful foul ball off his shin and hit the longest home run of his career two pitches later...

Washington Nationals v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez had some advice for Juan Soto after the 20-year-old slugger fouled a 1-0 slider from Baltimore Orioles’ starter Asher Wojciechowski off his won right shin in last night’s game.

“He hit it off the top of his shin,” Martinez told reporters after the Nationals’ 8-1 win in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Martinez and Nationals’ trainer Paul Lessard visited Soto at the plate after the foul ball, but he stayed in the game and hit the second pitch that followed out to right-center field, 443 feet to right-center field, for the longest HR of his two-year career.

“Got him pretty good. So he came back and actually I told him, I said, ‘Hey, you’ve got to keep your hands inside the baseball,” Martinez recounted. “If you roll over and do it again it’s going to really hurt.’

“I’ve done it, so I know, and sure enough he goes out and stays inside the ball and hits the ball a long way.”

Soto said he got mad after the foul ball, and motivated himself by blaming it on the Orioles’ pitcher.

“For me, I just get mad. When I hit it I was like, ‘You hit me.’ It wasn’t me. It was the pitcher. I just get mad and I tried to hit the ball as hard as I can. And after that, I came through,” Soto explained, as quoted by Washington Post writer Jesse Dougherty on Twitter.

Soto acknowledged that Martinez did offer him the advice about keeping his hands inside the baseball.

“He told me that,” Soto said, according to MASN’s Mark Zuckerman. “I just tried to be locked in and he was talking to me and telling me a couple things like, ‘Take your time and be more inside the ball.’ And I was like, ‘I am going to get this guy. I’m mad.’”

Bat flipping mad...

Soto went 2 for 5 on the night, with a single to left field in his final at bat to drive in the 7th run of the game, after he’d hit his 17th home run of the 2019 campaign.

He did, however, say after the win that the shin was still sore, and he was headed to see the trainer...