Loose translation: How’s it going?
Ardiente (hot, fervent), says guitar legend Carlos Santana who worked a nice hit with the song on his album Abraxas.
No esta tan ardiente (not so hot, not so fervent), says Indians catcher Carlos Santana who gurgles along at a tepid .221 on the year. Santana has not homered since May 15 and in that span he’s batting .168 with 10 rbi’s in 131 ABs. Not so hot, indeed.
Hitting instructor Bruce Fields has limited Santana’s movement at the plate to keep him back longer and in the last few games we’ve seen some improvement with Carlos driving the ball to left center. However, his count awareness and pitch recognition seem poor (especially for a catcher) and as he approaches 1,000 career ABs he’s hit only .237.
He should be better than this (.296 career at AAA/AA) but 1,000 ABs are 1,000 ABs.
Carlos, are we just wrong or just impatient?