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Federal Baseball Jun 1, 2019
Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto extends hit streak to 14-straight games...

Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto extends hit streak to 14-straight games...

Juan Soto is seeing the ball well, and he’s crushing it, and his manager is happy he’s staying up the middle of the field... Juan Soto started Friday night in Cincinnati with a 13-game hit streak going, over which the 20-year-old slugger was 22 for 49 (.449 AVG) with six doubles, a triple, three home runs, 13 RBIs, eight walks, and 13 runs scored. The streak, which he started on May 17th, took him from .228/.345/.415 to .291/.394/.523 before the start of the series opener with the Reds in Great American Ball Park. Soto talked earlier this month, after a 3 for 4 game in which he homered...
Federal Baseball May 31, 2019
Washington Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s series opener with the Cincinnati Reds...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s series opener with the Cincinnati Reds...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez likes what he’s seen from Juan Soto in the last few weeks as Soto’s strung together a 13-game hit streak... With a single in his second trip to the plate on Wednesday, Juan Soto extended his career-best hit streak to 13-straight games, over which the 20-year-old outfielder is now 22 for 49 (.449/.517/.796) with six doubles, a triple, three home runs, eight walks, and 10 Ks. The recent run of success with the bat has taken Soto from a .228/.345/.415 line overall on the season to .291/.394/.523 after he went 2 for 4 with two walks in the...
Federal Baseball May 31, 2019
Juan Soto’s early 2019 struggles appear firmly behind him

Juan Soto’s early 2019 struggles appear firmly behind him

The runner-up for last season’s NL Rookie of the Year award has rounded into form and is replicating the success he had as a teenager. Just so we’re clear, I don’t believe in jinxes. Call me crazy, but I just can’t bring myself to believe that something I do can have an effect on the outcome of professional sports games. So wherever you are, go ahead and find some wood to knock on — because I’m just going to say it: Juan Soto is on fire. After putting up a .228/.345/.415 slash line over his first 33 games, Soto has exploded for a 13-game hitting streak that he’s carrying into...
Call to the Pen May 31, 2019

Washington Nationals: Juan Soto has impressive first 162 major league games

Over what would be his first major league season, Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto has put together an impressive start to his career. One could be forgiven if there was some skepticism surrounding the Washington Nationals decision to promote Juan Soto to the majors last season. After all, he was just 19 years old, and […] Washington Nationals: Juan Soto has impressive first 162 major league games - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball May 27, 2019
Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto & Anthony Rendon trying to turn things around in D.C.

Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto & Anthony Rendon trying to turn things around in D.C.

Washington Nationals’ third baseman Anthony Rendon and Nats’ left fielder Juan Soto are doing what they can to try to turn things around in the nation’s capital. Anthony Rendon missed a total of 14 games on the Injured List with a contusion on his left elbow and was slow to heat back up at the plate, but he started to get back in the swing of things shortly after he returned and in 18 games back in Washington’s lineup before playing the third of four with Miami in D.C. on Sunday, he was 19 for 66 (.288/.390/.591) with eight doubles, four homers, nine walks, and 11 Ks in 77 plate...
Federal Baseball May 25, 2019
Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 4 with the Miami Marlins in D.C.

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 4 with the Miami Marlins in D.C.

Davey Martinez’s squad goes for a second consecutive win over the Marlins in this afternoon’s 4:05 PM matchup in the nation’s capital. Juan Soto started the series opener with the Miami Marlins with a seven-game hit streak going, over which the Washington Nationals’ 20-year-old slugger was 12 for 26 (.462 AVG) with five doubles, a triple, one home run, three walks, and four runs scored, and he had multi-hit games in four of the seven on the streak which took him from .228/.345/.415 to a .268/.374/.490 line after 40 games and 174 PAs in his sophomore season in the majors. Soto...
Federal Baseball May 25, 2019
Wire Taps: Nationals win ugly, Davey Martinez wants it cleaned up; Mike Rizzo not pulling the plug...

Wire Taps: Nationals win ugly, Davey Martinez wants it cleaned up; Mike Rizzo not pulling the plug...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the second of four with the Fish... Juan Soto and Matt Adams went back-to-back on 100 MPH+ pitches, making some Statcast history. Mike Rizzo talked about turning things around, Davey Martinez’s future, and leaving the plug in for now. It was an ugly win last night, but it was a win. Will the Nationals make it two in a row this afternoon? It’s a 4:05 PM EDT start today. Go read your links... NATS BEAT: Rizzo on Davey: GM Mike Rizzo: 'We've got to play better baseball' - (MLB.com)"While Rizzo stressed it was still early...
Federal Baseball May 25, 2019
Washington Nationals win one, but it was sloppy, and Davey Martinez wants them to clean it up...

Washington Nationals win one, but it was sloppy, and Davey Martinez wants them to clean it up...

“Just play the game, simplify everything and just play hard. They play hard, but we’ve got to clean it up.” - Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez after 12-10 win over the Marlins. Washington’s Nationals won. They did. Enjoy that for a second. Okay, they won, yes, with 12 runs on 14 hits, but they also, and here’s where reality sets in, they also gave up a total of 10 runs, on 15 hits, and they committed four errors, they went 5 for 15 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners on base. It took a couple comebacks, and some late-game heroics from Juan Soto. But they...

Soto, Adams homer in 8th inning, Nats beat Marlins 12-10

Juan Soto and Matt Adams hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals snapped a five-game losing streak by rallying for a 12-10 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Federal Baseball May 24, 2019
Washington Nationals snap five-game losing streak with ridiculous 12-10 win over Miami Marlins...

Washington Nationals snap five-game losing streak with ridiculous 12-10 win over Miami Marlins...

Juan Soto hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 8th to cap off the third, or fourth, or fifth, we lost count, comeback of the game for the Nationals, who beat the Marlins, 12-10. The boys did. not. quit. Davey Martinez’s squad battled back over and over in the first of four with the Miami Marlins in Nationals Park, and Washington won it in the end with a three-run home run by Juan Soto in the bottom of the eighth the difference in a 12-10 win. McGowin vs the Marlins: One of two pitchers (along with Austin Adams) who was acquired in the December 2016 trade that sent infielder Danny...

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