Trot Times for May 24, 2014

Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather this weekend. Let’s get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: George Springer #1 & #2, Houston Astros – 23.19 seconds [video]
Geor-gie! Geor-gie! Geor-gie! (Hmm, maybe it doesn’t work quite as well as “Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!”)

And, yes, Springer did manage two identical tater trot times for his two two-run homers on Saturday.

Slowest Trot: Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers – 24.86 seconds [video]
Beltre barely edges out Carlos Quentin (24.51 seconds) despite this Puig-esque bat flip from Quentin.

Quickest Trot: Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals – 18.66 seconds [video]
Nice trot from Desmond. Though someone should talk to Gerrit Cole and tell him that people don’t like it when players have big, excitable displays following home runs.

All of Today's Trots

Adrian Beltre.......24.86  David Wright........21.4
Carlos Quentin......24.51  Yoenis Cespedes.....21.26*
Troy Tulowitzki.....24.5   Erick Aybar.........21.09
Luis Valbuena.......24.17  Mike Trout..........20.65
A.J. Pierzynski.....24	   Chase Utley.........20.32
George Springer #1..23.19  Neil Walker.........20.3
George Springer #2..23.19  Ryan Ludwick........20.19
Josmil Pinto........22.77  Jacoby Ellsbury.....19.68
Carlos Santana......22.39  Brett Lawrie........19.58
Donnie Murphy.......21.7   Ian Desmond.........18.66
Pablo Sandoval......21.65  Yadier Molina.......N/A
Michael Cuddyer.....21.44

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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