Juan Soto's longest home run comes in the biggest possible moment for the Nationals

Ryan Wormeli
NBC Sports Washington

There's just something about the Nats and 8th inning comebacks, huh?

For the second time this postseason, the Nationals found themselves trailing 3-1 entering the 8th inning of an elimination game. For the second time this postseason, the Nats made that lead disappear.

This time, instead of an old-school rally, the Nats took a more powerful approach.

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That's certainly one way for the Nationals to #StayInTheFight.

Anthony Rendon got things going with a towering home run on what was actually a pretty good pitch from Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

Juan Soto then turned around and blasted a high offering from Kershaw 449 feet into the California night sky. It was the longest home run of his young career.

As a reminder for what feels like the billionth time: Juan Soto is only 20 years old.

In a season full of deficits and comebacks, it would only have been fitting for the Nats to dig themselves out of another hole late in a winner-take-all Game 5.

Rendon and Soto just provided the singular moment of the Nationals' season to date. Now, they'll try to make their two instantly-iconic home runs count.

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