Trot Times for July 4, 2013

There were certainly some fireworks going off yesterday around the league! /lamepuns

Let's get to the trots.

Home Run of the Day: Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals – 24.57 seconds [video]
I may have been tempted to put Adam Dunn's walkoff blast in this spot, but then I was afraid of subjecting you to a Hawk Harrelson home run call. My apologies for that.

Ramos is definitely worthy, though. In his first game back in two months, Ramos collected five RBIs, including this three-run blast to put the Nationals ahead for good. The fact that it came immediately after the Brewers erased a three-run deficit made it all the more special.

Slowest Trot: Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals – 26.63 seconds [video]
An unusually slow trot from Craig. This blame can be laid on Matt Holliday, however. As the runner on first, he slowed down Craig severely, helping him earn the slowest trot of the day.

Quickest Trot: Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers – 18.67 seconds [video]
The only trot on the day in the 18-second range. Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez, normally a shoe-in for that type of speed, only clocked in at 19.4 seconds thanks to his slow start out of the box. I guess the home run was too pretty to stop watching.

 

All of Today's Trots

Allen Craig..........26.63   Justin Morneau #1....21.53
Wilson Ramos.........24.57   Kirk Nieuwenhuis.....21.32
Adrian Gonzalez......24.56   Eric Hosmer..........21.22*
Adrian Beltre #2.....24.16   Mark Trumbo..........21.12
Anthony Recker.......24.08   Michael Cuddyer......21.05
Brett Wallace #2.....23.88   Justin Morneau #2....20.76
Adam Dunn............23.63*  Brandon Snyder.......20.68*
Adrian Beltre #1.....23.36   Josh Hamilton........20.44
Drew Stubbs..........23.2    George Kottaras......20.4
Yuniesky Betancourt..22.32   Brett Wallace #1.....19.97
Jacoby Ellsbury......22.17   Lorenzo Cain.........19.68
Marcell Ozuna........21.93   Carlos Gomez.........19.4
Matt Kemp............21.87   Austin Jackson.......18.64
Raul Ibanez..........21.69

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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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