Juan Soto trade rumors: Nationals star receives standi atlanta braves mitchell ness jersey ng ovation in potential final game for WashingtonAugust 2, 2022
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Juan Soto played what may have been his last game on Monday as a member of the Nationals.
If it was indeed his last game in Washington, then what a sendoff it was: Against Mets ace Max Scherzer — his former World Series-winning teammate in Washington — Soto went 1 forMLB Cooperstown Collection 1 at the plate, blasting a home run in the bottom of the fourth.
Apart from his homer, Soto had three walks, Marcus Semien Rangers Jerseys two runs and an RBI. He also notched his sixth stolen base in the eighth inning following his third and final walk of the game. Following that, the home crowd — perhaps realizing they ha atlanta braves dale murphy jersey d just se atlanta braves jersey 4t en Soto's last at-bat in Washington — gave him a standing ovation:
The last-place Nats fell 7-3, falling 31 games back of the Mets at 35-69, the worst record in MLB. It is part of the reason Soto wants to be dealt,Keds with the other being money. He stands to make more on the open market, even after rejecting a reported 15-year, $440 million deal).
Soto also spoke to the media in regard Jorge Soler Marlins Jerseys to a pending trade ahead of the deadline, saying he appreciated the sentiment even if it was weird considering nothing has happened yet.
“It means a lot,” Soto said of the ovation after the game (via Yahoo! Sports). “It kinda feels weird too because nothing’s happened yet and it’s just still waiting. It’s kinda cool at the same time but it’s kinda weird too.
“Just going out there, keep playing hard for those fans out there because I know, like they were saying, they love me, so I’m just gonna give them love back.”
Soto is the last major piece still available on the trade bloc. The most recent reports suggest the Cardinals, Padres and Dodgers are the strongest contenders to land his services, with St. Louis reportedly offering the most talent off their roster.
Soto, in the midst of his second straight All-Star season, has a slash line of .408/.485/.894 with 62 runs, 84 hits, 38 extra-base hits and 21 home runs.