Sorry for the late post today. The lunch hour gets tough during busy times at work. But at least we had a great night for home runs to make up for it.
Let’s get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies – 21.72 seconds [video]
This could just as easily be Jay Bruce’s tenth-inning home run from the Reds/Phillies game, but we’ll go with Howard’s blast because it kept the game alive. A game that took 19 innings to complete and saw Wilson Valdez – far from a pitcher! – pitch the last frame en route to a victory. There wasn’t much to dislike about this game, and the two tenth-inning shots only made it that much more exciting. I just wonder if I would have been able to stay all nineteen innings if I were in Philadelphia last night.
In Milwaukee, Zack Greinke made his case for Home Run of the Day (24.86 seconds) by lacing a flyball down the rightfield line. It’s only his second career home run, and his first in the National League. You can tell he was excited about the blast because he actually laughed in the postgame press conference.
For the rest of today’s trots (including trot times for all home runs), head over to Baseball Prospectus.