Catching Spring Training action is a little more difficult than I would prefer. I don’t blame the Tribe, but it seems strange in this day and age that every minute of Spring Training isn’t available on TV for every team playing in the majors.
Anyway, the Tribe played split squad yesterday and Carlos Santana hit this bomb.
You don’t want to make too big a deal of every little thing that happens in Spring Training, good or bad, but Justin Masterson seems to be pitching pretty well. He struck out eight more batters yesterday, which is obviously good. Even more importantly though, he’s now tossed 13 scoreless innings to begin the Cactus League season, while compiling an excellent 14/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 13 innings.
Things are encouraging.