UPDATE: The Dodgers beat the Cardinals with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning to advance to the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. Following the game, Max Scherzer went over and high-fived Juan Soto and Kevin Long through the netting behind home plate. Then Scherzer and Turner met up with them after things calmed down a little bit.
Look how fired up Juan Soto is. What pro athletes go to a playoff game AS A FAN, rock a jersey of an EX teammate. And are totally into the game the whole time. The dude is just the best. pic.twitter.com/kqKmvby2FW— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 7, 2021
If Juan Soto isn’t your favorite baseball player yet, he might be after Wednesday evening. The Washington Nationals MVP contender flew out to Los Angeles to watch the Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Why is he in attendance? Former Nationals Max Scherzer and Trea Turner are playing and looking to advance into the NLDS.
Soto took it to another level for the game, however. He is wearing a Trea Turner Nationals jersey to support his former teammate. He was initially booed by Dodgers fans when the camera showed him, but he made it clear he was there supporting the Dodgers.
Juan Soto was initially booed and then cheered by the Dodger Stadium crowd when he showed off his Trea Turner jersey. pic.twitter.com/Q3cmuPsCeH— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) October 7, 2021
He brought along his hitting coach, Kevin Long, who wore a Max Scherzer Nationals jersey. Soto recently claimed a Silver Slugger Award, so maybe he decided to fly out Long for the game.
Juan Soto in his Trea Turner jersey— Jerry Blevins (@jerryblevins) October 7, 2021
Nats Hitting Coach Kevin Long in his Scherzer jersey
And he was pumped when Trea Turner reached base.
Soto is enjoying himself and we even got a tweet from the Nationals star when Scherzer was getting ready to go to the plate.
LETS GO MAX!!! LEST GO MAX!!! pic.twitter.com/IUpF1vUq1T— Juan José Soto Pacheco (@JuanSoto25_) October 7, 2021
The Dodgers are in a tough one against the Cardinals, tied 1-1 in the seventh inning as of this article publishing. At least for one night they’ve got the support of one of the best hitters in the league.