Tater Trot Tracker: September 30

San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval watches a splash home run head for the water as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher John Hester (L) looks on at AT&T Park in San Francisco on September 30, 2010.  The Giants completed a sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 4-1 victory.  UPI/Terry Schmitt Photo via Newscom

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

Home Run of the Day: Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants (Trot Time: 22.55 seconds) [video]

I’m just going to guess that the Home Runs of the Day this weekend will all be from either Giants, Padres, or Braves players…

Thursday’s honor goes to Pablo Sandoval, whose splash hit helped put the Giants well on their way to sweeping the Diamondbacks. Buster Posey also hit a big blast for the Giants.


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Slowest Trot: Victor Martinez, Boston Red Sox – 28.0 seconds [video]

Jose Molina hit a home run for the Blue Jays in Minnesota. It bounced back on the field and both Molina and the Twins fielders were unsure of the call. Molina ended up sliding into second base on the home run. There was no replay. Molina finally touched home 28.75 seconds after making contact, but, as with all interrupted trots, I don’t count it.

Martinez has no such excuse.


Quickest Trot: Drew Stubbs, Cincinnati Reds – 19.17 seconds [video]

One of only three sub-twenty second trots.

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.