San Diego Padres star Juan Soto hasn’t been performing up to his standards lately, and he horribly missed a fly ball in Game 2 of the NLCS.
The San Diego Padres made the biggest trade of the deadline with Home Run Derby champion Juan Soto, and he hasn’t quite performed at the same level since joining San Diego. Now in Game 2 of the NLCS, he horribly missed a fly ball.
Soto almost looked like he missed it on purpose. Of course, he probably didn’t, but the play looked pretty goofy. He essentially ducked as the ball approached his glove, as if he was scared. He turned away instead of catching it, which allowed a run from the Philadelphia Phillies to come in. What a play.
Of course, many people had things to say about the situation. As crazy things happen in baseball, Twitter becomes a fun place to be with some hilarious reactions.
Best memes and Tweets from Padres star Juan Soto’s missed fly ball
The game took place early afternoon in sunny San Diego, so the sun was more than likely a factor in Soto’s bad play. In that case, he should’ve had sunglasses, which is a point many fans brought up.
One fan wrote, “If only we had something for this situation. Some invention to rest on the eyes during sunny times. Perhaps I’ll invent it and call them ‘sunglasses.’ I’ll send him a pair.”
Another made a good point, stating that the Phillies were dealing with the sun just as much as the Padres. They wrote, “Don’t cry about day games padre fans, both teams are struggling with it, the better team will come out on top. Either way San Diego should have the advantage because it’s their home.”
One simply Tweeted a funny Spongebob gif that said, “My eyes,” and captioned it, “Soto in the outfield.”
With some night games coming up in Philadelphia, time will tell who the better team truly is.