This is the ninth of a series looking at the Indians' 10 longest home runs of the 2012 season, as measured by ESPN's Hit Tracker.
Carlos Santana had a down-and-up year in 2012. In the first half, he hit only 5 home runs and OPS'ed .675 - not the performance the Indians were expecting. He turned it around in the second half with 13 homers and a .887 OPS. Hopefully that is the type of performance the Indians will be getting from him this entire season.
His longest homer of the year, and the Tribe's second longest, came in the first half on May 2 against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. With the Indians down 1-0 in the top of the fifth and two runners on the bases, Philip Humber threw Santana a slider over the plate. Santana didn't miss, driving it deep into the seats in right field. It traveled 448 feet and came off the bat at 111.3 mph.
Santana's bomb was the biggest blow in a 6-3 Tribe victory.