World Series: Juan Soto Hit a Baseball on the Damn Railroad Tracks in Houston
Published on 22-Oct-2019 by Raoul Duke
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The Washington Nationals scored five earned runs off Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series in Houston.
This accomplishment seems almost unthinkable, but we have the official box score to prove it.
The 5-4 Nats win has wrested home-field advantage away from the Astros, regardless of what goes down in Game 2.
However, we're not here to talk about that.
No, we need to convene a symposium on Juan Soto's opposite field solo homer in the top of the fourth inning.
Words can only besmirch it, so we're just going to show you:
Oh my goodness...— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 23, 2019
20-year-old Juan Soto with a SHOT off of Cole to tie this game up!! pic.twitter.com/XJz2loVNR8
Here's an angle that does it a bit more justice:
We're still in awe of the size of this Juan Soto blast. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/jVx5oidbCe— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 23, 2019
As are we.
And look where the terrified baseball finally came to rest:
This is where Juan Soto's home run ball ended up. #Nats #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/D3BnPBIwf2— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) October 23, 2019
Its new home will be much nicer and kinda historical:
Juan Soto’s home run ball, retrieved from the Minute Maid Park train tracks after tonight’s game, is headed to the @baseballhall. Soto joined Miguel Cabrera, Andruw Jones and Mickey Mantle as the only players to homer in the World Series before turning 21. Thank you, Juan! pic.twitter.com/8biDfnGSUO— Jon Shestakofsky (@Shesta_HOF) October 23, 2019
You may be wondering about the distance on that beauty:
#Nationals 2 @ #Astros 2 [T4-0o]:— Home Run Tracker (@DingerTracker) October 23, 2019
Juan Soto homers (1): fly ball to LCF (solo)
Hit: 416.87ft, 106.07mph, 30.76°🚀, OPPO🌮
Pitch: 96.4mph Four-Seam Fastball (RHP Gerrit Cole, 2) pic.twitter.com/fngILm3L2Y
Yeah, that can't possibly be correct.
i really wish the yankees were in the world series but since they're not, i'll take 20-year-old juan soto hitting an approximately 900 foot home run onto the train tracks off cole— bobby (@mr_bobloblaw) October 23, 2019
There, all fixed.
Here's the game that was wrapped around it:
Just know if that was some punk kid admiring what he thought was a bomb instead of the 2017 Series MVP, the interwebs would've gone nuclear by now.
But it wasn't, so it didn't.
Turning Soto's shot into mythology was enough for one night.