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Game 153: Soto Bolsters MVP Case w/ 2 HRs in Win

September 24, 2021
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Game 153: Soto Bolsters MVP Case w/ 2 HRs in Win
Show Notes

The Nats edged the Reds 3-2 for their 3rd straight victory. Al & Mark search for the proper superlatives for Juan Soto as his torrid stretch continued on Thursday night. He yet again reached base four times, set a franchise record in walks, and has lifted his average to .325. Is it fair to say he is the NL MVP frontrunner with a week to go?  How does this recent run affect potential extension talks?

(22:52) Patrick Corbin did not allow a run as he almost lasted seven innings.  Can fans be optimistic about the lefty for next season as he has had three good outings this month? Corbin looked like the 2019 version of himself while on the mound in Cincinnnati.

(28:01) Tanner Rainey pitched a scoreless eighth inning while Kyle Finnegan struggled to lock down the save.  Will we see Rainey become the closer in the final week?

(34:44) Carter Kieboom went 0 for 4 Thursday night and his September stats are not looking good.  Do we have a feel for how 3B is stacking up for Opening Day next season?