David Ortiz 30 second trot 2014-05-14

Trot Times for May 14, 2014: David Ortiz does it again

David Ortiz just keeps throwing the tater trot records out the window. After Tuesday’s two quick trots, I even thought he was picking things up again. Whoops.

Let’s get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: David Ortiz #1, Boston Red Sox – 30.21 seconds [video]
Eleven home runs so far in 2014, and four have clocked in at more than half-a-minute. In fact, 3 of Papi’s last 7 home runs are in the 30-second club. Is there anything else left to say?

Slowest Trot: David Ortiz #1, Boston Red Sox – 30.21 seconds [video]
The second slowest trot of the day clocked in roughly 3.5 seconds quicker than this Ortiz trot — and it belonged to Papi himself. Jose Abreu, with a 26.19 second trot, was the slowest trotter who wasn’t playing DH for the Red Sox.

On his 30-second trot, Ortiz didn’t touch second base until 15.44 seconds after making contact. In 2010, it took Adam Rosales 15.47 seconds to circle the bases on a home run that cleared the wall at AT&T Park. Even so, it took Papi slowing down into a slow walk for his final three steps to cross the half-minute barrier. It would have been very simple for Ortiz to make this another run-of-the-mill 28- or 29- second trot that we see so often.

Quickest Trot: Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants – 18.86 seconds [video]
One of two trots to clock in under 20-seconds.

All of Today's Trots

David Ortiz #1.....30.21   Josh Donaldson.....21.72
David Ortiz #2.....26.77   Rajai Davis........21.54
Jose Abreu.........26.19   John Jaso..........21.28
Mark Teixeira......25.04*  Aaron Hill.........21.28
Brandon Crawford...24.6    Ed Lucas...........20.75*
Yan Gomes..........23.84   Jeff Mathis........20.63
Trevor Plouffe.....23.53   Alex Rios..........20.55
Yangervis Solarte..23.27   Reed Johnson.......20.29
Michael Morse......23.16   Drew Stubbs........20.19
Nelson Cruz........23.12   Jayson Werth.......20.07
Carl Crawford......22.74   Gordon Beckham.....19.84
Carlos Santana.....22.3    Hunter Pence.......18.86
George Springer....21.82

Click here for the ongoing 2014 Tater Trot Tracker Leaderboard. You can also follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

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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