Trot Times for April 12, 2014

This might be my favorite article on the Tater Trot Tracker that I’ve seen as the Wall Street Cheat Sheet runs down the six slowest (non-injury) trots of the Tater Trot Tracker-era.

Now let’s get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Giancarlo Stanton #1, Miami Marlons – 20.62 seconds [video]
The Phillies may have won this one thanks to a walk-off blast from Jimmy Rollins, but it’s the two blasts from Giancarlo Stanton — and most notably this first one, that landed way up there — that I’ll remember about this game.

Slowest Trot: James Loney, Tampa Bay Rays – 25.19 seconds [video]
Loney’s first home run of the year. The Tampa Bay broadcasters describe it as “some of that power that every now and then James Loney will flash.”

Quickest Trot: Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox – 16.72 seconds [video]
A beautiful trot in some beautiful unis that comes as the result of an ugly swing that almost puts Eaton on his butt. In Milwaukee, Carlos Gomez hit his fourth home run of the season and, at 18.26 seconds, was his slowest of the year.

All of Today's Trots

James Loney......25.19	 Giancarlo Stanton #2..21.33
Jason Kipnis.....24.34	 Colby Rasmus..........21.19
Adrian Gonzalez..23.87	 David Murphy..........21.05
Josh Donaldson...23.87	 Joe Mauer.............20.79
Nick Swisher.....23.76	 Brian McCann #2.......20.7
Carlos Beltran...23.04	 Kelly Johnson.........20.65
A.J. Pierzynski..22.9	 Giancarlo Stanton #1..20.62
Alfonso Soriano..22.88	 Brian Dozier..........20.51
Anthony Recker...22.51	 Lucas Duda............20.22
Collin Cowgill...22.5	 Anthony Rendon........19.61
Chris Iannetta...21.97	 Robbie Grossman.......19.05
Matt Adams.......21.82	 Michael Choice........18.76
Jimmy Rollins....21.8*	 B.J. Upton............18.73
Raul Ibanez......21.66	 A.J. Pollock..........18.61
Junior Lake......21.58	 Carlos Gomez..........18.26
Brian McCann #1..21.51	 Adam Eaton............16.72
Freddie Freeman..21.34

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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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