Tater Trot Tracker: World Series, Game 3

San Francisco Giants Edgar Renteria crosses home plate after hitting a home run during the 5th inning of game 2 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, October 28, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietschduring game 2 of the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, October 28, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

And we’re back, after a necessary (but sad nonetheless) day off. The Series has shifted to the hitter-friendly Ballpark in Arlington. And with Jonathan Sanchez on the hill, that only increases the likelihood of home runs. Let’s see if that happens.

Sadly, we only had the one home run. We’ll see if the cold air tonight helps or hurts that. I’m looking forward to another exciting game, though. I do love World Series baseball.

Tonight’s tater trots should be posted shortly after they occur in the game. Be sure to check back often. And follow me on Twitter for other thoughts about tonight’s game.

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Giants vs. Rangers

Game 3

Mitch Moreland, Texas Rangers – 22.22 seconds (Season average: 22.38 seconds): And that is the Rangers’ first home run of the Series. Moreland crushed that ball into the rightfield bleachers after a nice at-bat off of Sanchez. A pretty standard trot from Moreland.

Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers – 19.48 seconds (Season average: 19.61 seconds): Well, we knew that one was coming too, didn’t we? Hamilton was due. Nice, simple, quick trot from the MVP, too. And Sanchez  is coming out…

Cody Ross, San Francisco Giants – 21.09 seconds (Season average: 21.96 seconds): You mean there are more home runs in a game in Texas? That’s just crazy. Giants down 4-1 in the 7th.

Andres Torres, San Francisco Giants – 18.88 seconds (Season average: 18.87 seconds): An almost exactly average trot from Torres puts the Giants within two in the eighth. Colby Lewis might be losing it here…

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.