Trot Times for April 27, 2014

A full slate of ballgames and there were only 18 home runs around the league? They’re probably all saving up their home runs for this coming week when I’ll be on vacation. As if it isn’t hard enough to keep up with the Tater Trot Tracker while on the road!

Let’s get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox – 24.25 seconds [video]
With all apologies to Brandon Hicks’ walkoff blast in San Francisco, this home run frm Abreu is his tenth of the year. With three days left in the month, the White Sox phenom already has more home runs and RBIs in the month of April than any other rookie in history. He’s good. (And he looks oh-so-great in those throwback 1980s jerseys!)

Slowest Trot: Jhonny Peralta #1, St. Louis Cardinals – 24.88 seconds [video]
I’m very happy to see the Cardinals fans embrace Peralta and his home runs so quickly. I was really worried that the St. Louis fanbase would have a hard time accepting a player who was recently suspended for PED use — especially when he reaches the upper deck like he did here.

Quickest Trot: Kyle Seager #1, Seattle Mariners – 19.75 seconds [video]
One of only two trots to come in under 20 seconds. Seager’s second trot of the night, and fifth of the season, just missed that cut, clocking in at 20.25 seconds.

All of Today's Trots

Jhonny Peralta #1..24.88  Starlin Castro #1..21.91
Nelson Cruz........24.67  Starlin Castro #2..21.64
Jose Abreu.........24.25  Brandon Hicks......21.19
Jhonny Peralta #2..23.92  David Freese.......21.09
Mark Teixeira......23.58  Josh Rutledge......20.91
Chris Young........23.14  Yan Gomes..........20.35
Nate McLouth.......22.64  Kyle Seager #2.....20.25
Omar Infante.......22.35  Brett Lawrie.......19.91
Jose Altuve........22.19  Kyle Seager #1.....19.75

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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.