Tater Trot Tracker: World Series, Game 5

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey hits a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning during Game 4 of Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington, Texas, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

So here it is… Game 5 and we are now playing our first elimination game of the World Series. The Giants and their fans have to be hoping to take care of business tonight. After all, the more games are played, the more chances they have for another 2002-level meltdown. You need to lock things down when you have the chance.

The Rangers, of course, hope to keep that from happening by throwing Cliff Lee at home. It’s why they traded for him, after all.

With Lee versus Tim Lincecum tonight, I’m not feeling all that optimistic about see some home run trots.

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 5

Edgar Renteria, San Francisco Giants – 19.86 seconds (Season Average: 21.1 seconds): I’m still speechless from Renteria’s 3-run bomb off of Cliff Lee. Time will be forthcoming, once I get a good view of it on Postseason.tv. A nice, understated trot on such a big swing…

Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers – 23.63 seconds (Season Average: 22.67 seconds): Texas will not go quietly into that good night, my friend. They will not stand.

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.