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Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto seems to love the big moments. After drilling the game-winning hit in the wild-card game, the 20-year-old got Nationals Stadium rocking on Sunday with a two-run blast in the first inning.

Soto stepped into the batter’s box facing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, a Cy Young contender who rarely gives up big hits. Washington’s outfield phenom watched a 91-mph fastball come in and sent it screaming out of the yard for a monster blast.

It seems unbelievable that a 20-year-old is doing this in the postseason. While so many of his 20-year-old peers are relaxing this month after a great season in the minors, Soto is becoming a star in Washington and pushing this team towards a playoff upset few saw coming.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick