On Monday, the Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto hit a 463-foot home run at Citi Field that was the longest dinger of his career.
Juan Soto clears the big apple with a home run into rare territory at Citi Field. Estimated at 463 feet (which may be low). 💣 pic.twitter.com/XPFpznvGUo
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) August 10, 2020
Well, two days later, Soto hit an even bigger blast at Citi Field. Soto turned on a pitch from New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman and damn near hit it out of the stadium. According to Statcast, Soto’s homer on Wednesday night went 466 feet, with an exit velocity of 112.9 mph:
Soto to the MOON. 😱 pic.twitter.com/mkpfeugIzr
— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2020
Remember that 463-ft HR on Monday that was the longest of his career?
Well THIS is now the longest of his career — 466 ft.
112.9 mph off the bat, ALSO his hardest-hit HR of his career. pic.twitter.com/H8K16VDpPQ
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 12, 2020
Soto has two of the top five longest home runs at Citi Field since 2015. The Mets have zero:
(Updated) longest home runs at Citi Field since 2015:
1. Giancarlo Stanton, 468 ft
2. Kyle Schwarber, 467 ft
3. Juan Soto, 466 ft (tonight)
4. Freddie Freeman, 464 ft
5. Juan Soto, 463 ft (Monday)
No one on the Mets cracks the top five.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 12, 2020
Oh, and the obligatory reminder that Soto is still only 21 years old. What a hitting talent.
Update: Juan Soto keeps cranking dingers at Citi Field. He ended up hitting a second home run on Wednesday night.
— All Sports Culture (@AllSportCulture) August 13, 2020
And followed that up with a 435-foot blast to left-center field on Thursday for his fourth homer of the series.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 13, 2020