Juan Soto is 19 years old and has been in the majors for less than a month, and he’s already qualified as a Yankee killer. He followed up last week’s two-homer game in the Bronx by hitting this absolute dong during the resumption of a suspended game today in D.C.:
The bomb itself is impressive, and is made all the more fun by the statistical quirk it represents. This game started and was suspended on May 15, five days before Soto made his big-league debut, and all statistics produced today will be coded as having occurred on the 15th. So, technically, Soto just hit a ball so hard that it went back in time and became his first career homer. Just make him the Rookie of the Year now.