Tater Trot Tracker: Championship Series, Day 6

San Francisco Giants Pat Burrell (9) is congratulated by teammates at the dugout after scoring a run in the fourth inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco Park on October 19, 2010. The Giants defeated the Phillies 3-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS.  UPI/Terry Schmitt Photo via Newscom

The Yankees are looking to stay alive against the upstart Rangers while the Giants look to leap ahead of the favored Phillies to a 3-1 lead. October baseball is still the best.

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Yankees vs. Rangers

Game 5

Nick Swisher, New York Yankees – 19.64 seconds (Season average: 22.04 seconds)

Robinson Cano, New York Yankees – 20.65 seconds (Season average: 22.11 seconds): A nice piece of back-to-back hitting by Swisher and Cano here in third, putting the Yankees up 5-0. Definitely the kind of start the team needed.

Matt Treanor, Texas Rangers – 20.93 seconds (Season average: 19.46 seconds): Mr. Misty May-Treanor does his best Bengie Molina impression with this solo blast in the fifth. Rangers were still trailing 5-1, though.

Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees – 19.34 seconds (Season average: 19.32 seconds): An almost perfectly average trot from Granderson helped seal the Yanks’ win by putting them ahead 7-2 in the eighth.

Giants vs. Phillies

Game 4

No home runs hit in this game.

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.