Juan Soto continues historic rookie season for Nationals

Bob Trosset
NBC Sports Washington
<p>Juan Soto continues his bid for Rookie of the Year while moving on up the record books. </p>

Juan Soto continues historic rookie season for Nationals

Juan Soto continues his bid for Rookie of the Year while moving on up the record books.

Washington Nationals rookie Juan Soto has been one of the few bright spots on a team that will most likely not be playing October baseball after posting a 97-65 overall record just a year ago. 

The 19-year-old doesn't seem to be taking his foot off the pedal and he pulled something off Tuesday night in Game 2 of a doubleheader that had the Major League Baseball community buzzing. 

Soto blasted his 17th long ball off the Phillies' Jake Arrieta breaking a tie with Ken Griffey Jr. for fourth place on the list of most home runs by a teenager.

The Nats also used Soto's 2-for-4 afternoon along with this ridiculious defensive play to take Game 1, 3-1. 

The rookie has hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games and totaled 59 RBIs on the year, tying teammate Bryce Harper's previous feat for the eighth-most RBIs by a teenager in MLB history.

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