Trot Times for August 12, 2013

Let's get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Carlos Corporan, Houston Astros – 20.23 seconds [video]
This blast broke up Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in the eighth inning. Corporan sprinted hard around the bases, but his trot clocked in at more than 20 seconds thanks to the moments he took admiring the blast out of the box.

Slowest Trot: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – 24.64 seconds [video]
Is Miggy *ever* going to stop hitting home runs? I get the feeling that he won't. Cabrera's trot barely edges out (quick-for-them) trots from Chris Davis (24.53 seconds) and Billy Butler (24.46 seconds).

Quickest Trot: Adam Eaton, Arizona Diamondbacks – 17.14* seconds [video]
This is pretty sweet. A walkoff homer coming in so fast that he ends up with the quickest trot of the day. Watching the video, you can see Eaton turn on the afterburners once the ball clears the fence. Great to see. It would have probably been one of the quickest trots of the year if Eaton didn't have to worry about the scrum of D-backs players hanging out at home plate.

 

All of Today's Trots

Miguel Cabrera.....24.64  Wil Nieves.........20.62
Chris Davis........24.53  Chris Young........20.35
Billy Butler.......24.46  Carlos Corporan....20.23
Brandon Phillips...23.33  DJ LeMahieu........20.14
Trevor Plouffe.....22.7      Cody Asche.........20.12
Jedd Gyorko........22.14  Brian Dozier.......19.88*
Jaff Decker........21.88  Aaron Hill.........19
Matt Wieters.......21.47  Curtis Granderson..18.65
Nick Punto.........20.78  Adam Eaton.........17.14*

Sunday's Trots

Victor Martinez..26.6     Pedro Alvarez....22.36
Xavier Paul......25.29*     Justin Smoak.....22.2
Brian Dozier.....24.93*     Chris Carter.....21.85
Alfonso Soriano..24.62     Freddie Freeman..21.52
Miguel Cabrera...24.41     Conor Gillaspie..21.03
J.J. Hardy.......23.44     Joe Mauer........20.78
Adam Jones.......22.98     Brett Gardner....20.53
Brayan Pena......22.59     Brandon Moss.....20.48
Nick Swisher.....22.58*     Wilmer Flores....20.19
Mark Ellis.......22.53     Aaron Hill.......20.15
Adam Dunn........22.49     Mike Aviles......19.96
Alex Rodriguez...22.44     Andrew Brown.....19.74
Carlos Santana...22.44     Alex Gordon......19.68*

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Larry Granillo

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.

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