Fernando Tatis Jr. makes his first spring homer a grand slam, plus Nolan Arenado gets his first Cardinals' hit in this edition of FastCast
The fans in attendance for the Padres-Diamondbacks game got re-introduced to “Slam Diego” on Tuesday afternoon when Fernando Tatis (who else) cranked a bomb over the left field fence with the bases loaded to help put away Arizona 7-2 for the team’s first win of spring training. The crack of Tatis’ bat, coupled with the beautiful weather and the view of the bases loaded, was something you just have to see.
Trey Mancini stepped up to the plate for the first time since discovering a cancer that could have killed him. Tommy Pham got a couple of at-bats in after a stabbing that nearly did kill him. Feel-good stories weren't hard to find as major league spring training games opened this week in Arizona and Florida. Mancini's comeback after a year off to treat his colon cancer left some of us on the verge of tears, while Pham's return to the Padres' lineup after being stabbed outside a strip club was reason for a smile.