Jorge Soler got the start tonight in large part because of his ability – especially in the last month – to hit the ball out of the park. While he was out with his oblique injury, it’s like he leveled off his swing a bit, cutting down on the topspin he was putting on the ball, improving backspin, and thus improving carry.
So, now, when he hits an absolute rocket shot, it doesn’t hit the warning track, it does this:
That’s a 110+ mph blast that left some bruises in the outfield.
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