The sky may be falling for Juan Soto.
His last nine games have been indicative of that, as he’s just 2 for his last 28 and hitting .071 in that stretch.
And it doesn’t appear as if things are getting any better for the embattled slugger.
Recently, Soto was booed by fans in San Diego for his struggles.
Yesterday, things got even worse for Soto as he was hit on the right shoulder by a 91-mph fastball from Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Tommy Henry and forced to exit the game.
Juan Soto, who's hitting .071 (2-for-28) over his last nine games, and has been recently booed by the #Padres fans, leaves the game tonight after being hit with a pitch in the right shoulder.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 8, 2022
Soto Exits The Game
Soto just can’t catch a break right now.
His bat is cold, the fans in San Diego have booed him, and now, he’s forced to exit a game in the middle of a pennant race after being hit in the shoulder by a fastball.
Getting hit by a pitch always elicits some physical pain, but in the case of Soto, the pain got even worse.
He was already slumping at the plate and then he got hit by a pitch.
The Padres are going to need him to heat up soon if they plan on making any noise in the postseason.
It already hurts that they don’t have Fernando Tatis Jr. thanks to his PED suspension.
But losing Soto for any amount of time would hurt.
A bad stretch for the slugger just got even worse and he just hasn’t been able to catch any sort of break.
At least the Padres now have a four-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for the final NL Wild Card spot.