Juan Soto, Yankees

After starting hot in April in a brand-new pinstripe uniform, generational star Juan Soto witnessed a mini-slump in May. In the past 8 games, his 31 at-bats amounted to only four hits. But, fortunately, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton’s hot form ensured that the Yankees did not fall off the winning bandwagon.

That being said, after eight games of horror, Juan Soto finally broke out during the recent series against the Chicago White Sox. He unlocked a major milestone of his Yankee career in Game 2 and revealed the kind of hard work he put in this past week to come out of the slump.


Juan Soto Goes Deep Twice Vs White Sox

Juan Soto, Yankees
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New York Yankees’ latest phenomenon, Juan Soto, has been incredible with his offense since the start of the season. However, the past week was slow as Soto struggled to get hits until this weekend. In Saturday’s home game against the Chicago White Sox, Soto recorded his first multi-home run game as a Yankee. He first went deep into the right-field bleachers off right-hander Brad Keller to record a 417-foot homer. Soto followed it up with yet another 437-foot solo home run in the fifth inning to add a crucial insurance run in Bombers 6-1 win. Not only that, Soto managed to get on base in each of his five at-bats on Saturday to break out of his minimal slump.

Juan Soto revealed after the game that he had put in a lot of work behind the scenes to get his swing right. “I’ve been working on my swing, working with my hitting coaches, watching videos,” said Soto. The generational star added that Saturday’s game was a fun day on the field for him, and he surely got the confidence that he had in the first month of the season back. Notably, Soto now has 18 multi-homer games in his six-year MLB career, and his average has notched to .317 with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs in 47 games. Additionally, the slugger became the third Yankee after Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton to breach double-digit homers this year, and with that, the Yanks are now the only team in the majors to have three players with 10 or more homers. “It just tells you about how much damage we can do,” Soto added.

Soto Refuses To Reveal His Secret Mantra After Season First Multi-Homer Game

Juan Soto
Juan Soto, taking a swing during live batting practice, struck out three times against Nestor Cortes. Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

Juan Soto registered his first multi-homer game as a Yankee against the White Sox, a week after witnessing a mini-slump on the plate. When inquired about his grind behind the scenes by a YES Network reporter, Soto refused to spill his secrets. 

He said while he could not spill his entire process, he was definitely working on getting his swing right. The feeling he had in first month of the season and the basic confidence, was essentially for Juan Soto to breakout in the home series. At the end of the day, Soto’s primary focus is to help the team win as many games as possible.

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