Karma: Juan Soto makes embarrassing error in left field after the slowest home run trot of his career
Listen, I know the San Diego Padres came into Citizens Bank Park last night and beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Cool right? They won the game 8-3 and beat Cristopher Sanchez and the Phillies’ bullpen into pulp.
That doesn’t mean, however, we aren’t going to make fun of Juan Soto for dropping a routine fly ball to give the Phillies a brief sense of life in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Soto, who flew back with the Phillies from Seattle after the All-Star game and has been heavily rumored as a potential trade target for the Phillies ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline, hit a 2-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to put the Padres up 8-1 last night.
He then did his best “Rhys Hoskins vs Mets” slow trot around the base paths.
According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the trot took a total of 32.2 seconds to complete, which was the slowest trip around the bases for Soto in his career. It barely cracked the Top 10 in (No. 10) in the slowest home run trots this season, so really, it wasn’t even that cool to begin with.
Juan Soto Slow Home Run Trot
Important Note: Dylan Covey was on the mound. I tweeted this last night and I still can’t figure out what this guy does in order to hold a roster spot on a Major League Baseball team.
Not to mention, the Padres were already up 6-1 and it’s literally the top of the ninth inning, again with Dylan Covey on the mound. Maybe if Soto did that in a game that was still winnable for the Phillies I would give a shit but last night certainly wasn’t one of those instances.
Karma caught up with Soto in the bottom of the ninth inning, as he committed one of the ugliest errors I’ve seen this season, dropping a routine fly ball in left field to give the Phillies temporary life.
Juan Soto: Embarrassing Error
Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes.
The Phillies are back in action today with a day/night double header against the Padres. No. 6 prospect Johan Rojas will make his major league debut in centerfield.