Video: Scary Moment As Soto Leaves Game After Beaning

On a pitch that came dangerously close to his head, Juan Soto had to leave Wednesday night's game soon after this beaning in the 3rd inning:

Former major leaguer Eric Karros, the color analyst on the broadcast, said he didn't mind being pitched inside, but there's a line to be crossed. "You can come on inside, but you better be able to control it." Arizona Diamondbacks starter Tommy Henry wasn't quite able to control that 91 mph fastball. Soto left the game two innings later. 

It's just the latest in a string of disappointment for Soto since the much-ballyhooed mega-trade that brought the superstar to San Diego. Safe to say that it hasn't exactly worked out as planned thus far for the Padres just yet. 

Soto is hitting .158 in his last 17 games, with .606 OPS and just 2 home runs and 3 RBIs. Overall, he's hitting .235 for the Padres with 3 HR and 6 RBIs in 28 games, with a .773 OPS. His career average is .288 and career OPS is .957. 

The Padres gave up the farm—almost literally—in the trade for Soto, surrendering pretty much all of their top prospects (and the rest of their elite prospects went to Milwaukee in the equally-disappointing Josh Hader trade). 

San Diego fans have been vocal about their displeasure with the way things have gone thus far, even taking to booing Soto in recent days. The 23-year-old says he never heard that kind of treatment from Washington Nationals fans in his 3 1/2 years there. 

There's a lot expected of this Padres team, what with their shiny new additions of Soto and Hader. Unless they can hang on to the last Wild Card spot in the NL and make some noise in the playoffs, Soto and the gang can expect to hear a lot more of those boo-birds in the weeks to come. 

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