The Rangers' Nelson Cruz hit a line drive this spring that Rockies manager Jim Tracy called "the hardest hit ball I've seen in 35 years in a major league uniform.'' The ball sailed over the head of Rockies left fielder Ryan Spilborghs. Rockies roving pitching coach Marcel Lachemann saw it. "If Ryan had caught it,'' said Lachemann, "it would have pinned him to the left-field fence.'' Added Spilborghs: "It hit my glove and still hit the fence on the fly. If I had caught it, the force would have taken me through the fence.''