WATCH: Juan Soto breaks the space-time continuum

Chris Lingebach
June 18, 2018 - 6:09 pm

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The Nationals and Yankees on Monday resumed a May 15 game which had been suspended at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Nats rookie Juan Soto, who was called up to the big leagues on May 20 (five days after the suspended game), gave Washington a 5-3 lead with a mammoth blast to the right-field concourse three batters into the resumed game on Monday, and the math is breaking people's brains.

It was Soto's sixth homer of the year (and third against the Yankees), but because the game technically began on May 15, did Soto somehow just homer before his Major League debut?

Let's sort through that in a second. First, let's appreciate how far this ball traveled. As Bob Carpenter described it: "The teenager visits a part of the ballpark that maybe Bryce Harper and Adam Dunn have."

Now back to the clerical conundrum. 

Here's the real answer, per Kyle Brostowitz of the Nats:

So, uh, that should clear things up.

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