Tater Trot Tracker: October 1

San Diego Padres Adrian Gonzalez hits a three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in San Francisco, California October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Sorry I wasn’t able to get this up yesterday. It’s going to be brief today…

Home Run of the Day: Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego Padres (Trot Time: 24.61 seconds) [video]

There was a big home run in the Braves game, but Atlanta fans probably don’t want to see that one up here (Jimmy Rollins‘ grand slam, of course). The big home run in this huge Padres/Giants series came off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez, who blasted a three-run homer in the third inning of last night’s game to put the Padres up 4-0. They would go on to win it 6-4.


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Slowest Trot: Juan Rivera, Los Angeles Angels #2 – 27.03 seconds [video]

Big, go-ahead shot from Rivera in the 11th inning of the game. That was not really the reason for the slow trot, though. That’s just how Rivera is (his first homer of the night came in at 25.61 seconds).


Quickest Trot: Ryan Ludwick, San Diego Padres – 18.45 seconds [video]

Ludwick got the party started for the Padres in the game last night, with his second-inning shot that gave the Padres the early lead. He sprinted through the trot as if he knew how important it was.

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.