Juan Soto homers twice as the Nationals rallied to beat the Reds
It also helps keep his offense with Juan Soto hitting a third.
Soto hit two home runs – a four-yard touchdown run and a three-speed home run in the seventh – to help the Nationals regroup from a four-goal lead to a 10-8 win over Great American Ball Park. Although Soto’s second homemaker cut the limit to one, ninth single Maikel Franco provided guidance to the Nationals and Luis García (four RBI) added one of the nine most important insurers, especially considering Tanner Rainey later allowed ninth- Inning home runs to Brandon Drury.
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“We felt like, ‘Hey, we’re back in the game,'” Martinez said of the team’s performance after Soto’s second game. “Then you start to see the bats grow well. We started hitting the ball again.”
The Nationals (20-35) had 16 weapons, two of which belonged to Soto, who took part in the game with .223 and a 2-for-19 skid. Soto has now hit home three times in his last two games and leads Nationals with 12 – eight of them coming empty handed.
“I felt good,” Soto said. “I was just trying to play football, trying to help my team as much as I could. I just came in and picked up a few barrels, and I saw the ball flying.”
In the third inning, Soto would have had a great RBI chance but never got a chance. Just as Soto was about to close, César Hernández tried to score on the Lane Thomas single to the left of the infield, but Hernández was sent home to end the inning.
The idea of third coach Gary DiSarcina sending Hernández looked bleak as Soto blew his first goal of the game 423 feet to death to open the fourth inning and narrow the Nationals 2-1.
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Washington got two more in the ring – with the base full, Franco decided to build the game and García hit a sacrificial fly to lead the Nationals.
The Reds (18-34) jumped forward with five rounds that included a huge slam from Albert Almora Jr. from Jordan Weems.
Two innings later, DiSarcina learned from his initial mistake. Thomas re-elected Hernández, and DiSarcina quickly suspended.
Soto blessed his faith with a 419-foot blast in the right seats. García doubled in eight to drive to Franco and tie the game, and the pair handed the final whistles with their RBI knock.
After the game, García spoke to an interpreter. But when asked about their race, he smiled and immediately said in English: “It is no wonder. It’s wonderful. ”
Why was Martinez released on the ninth? Martinez got into an argument with local brother Gabe Morales Hernández when he was called up to cut interest rates. He said he was trying to protect Hernández from being lost but who had coughed, Martinez ran home a plate and appeared in front of Morales.
What is the Erick Fedde ERA starting Saturday? 4.88. The first two years ago, his ERA was 3.55. Saturday’s release was the first of its kind in which Fedde did not appear to be the type that Nationals fans saw most of May.
Fedde struggled with his rule and allowed two runs to get into the first inning. He allowed two runners to reach the fifth before pulling him – all the runners scored. Fedde had only one threat and did not miss a lot of bats, the same title from his previous trip against the Mets on May 30, when he allowed himself to chase six and hit eight times over innings 1⅓. On Saturday, the Reds jumped out of 32 of their 86 games and hit just four times.
What happened to the Reds’ fifth innings? Weems entered the game in anticipation of Fedde’s final recording with two runners-up and Nationals ahead. But the Weems fought back later and then suspended 11 wickets against Mike Moustakas, who made six fouls.
Weems threw in their 11th goal from defender Keibert Ruiz to get the ball moving at the speed that built the game. Almora then set up a huge lead on the left side to give the Reds a 7-3 lead.
Did Martinez have any updates on Stephen Strasburg? No, at least before the game. Strasburg had not yet arrived in Cincinnati because he had worked in Rochester during the day. Martinez wanted to wait until he talked to Strasburg and Jim Hickey about his physical and emotional feelings before making any decision about whether Strasburg was going back to high school or making another renovation in Rochester.
Strasburg threw six home innings for the Class AAA Red Wings on Friday.