I know everyone is anxious to get out to their grills for some hot dogs and beer, so I won’t keep you waiting.
Let’s get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox – 24.45 seconds [video]
For only the fourth time in his career, David Ortiz hit a pinch-hit home run. Also for only the fourth time in his career, David Ortiz trotted out a 24-second trot.
I kid, I kid. Papi busts out a quick trot every now and then, and it’s nice to see it come on Sunday, after a late-inning, go-ahead, pinch-hit bomb. Very appropriate.
Houston starter J.A. Happ hit his first career home run on Sunday, coming in at a league-average 22.06 seconds. The Astros would win the game 4-2. The home run hit by Jay Bruce was not measurable. Being the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game, the Cardinals/Braves game had only one video feed, and that feed chose not to show Bruce touching home plate. What a shame.
For the rest of today’s trots (including trot times for all home runs), head over to Baseball Prospectus.