Trot Times for May 29, 2014

We better get right to the trots before Edwin Encarnacion slugs another three or four dingers!

Home Run of the Day: Edwin Encarnacion #1, Toronto Blue Jays – 23.53 seconds [video]
I’m running out of words to use for Encarnacion. With his two home runs Thursday night, Encarnacion now has 16 home runs in the month of May — and five multi-home run games! The 16 blasts ties him with Mickey Mantle for most ever in May and puts him only four shy of Sammy Sosa’s single-month record from June 1998. It’s an incredible pace that is nothing but fun to watch.

Slowest Trot: Edwin Encarnacion #2, Toronto Blue Jays – 25.32 seconds [video]
Sometimes, a player deserves to have the slowest trot of the day.

Encarnacion has been very steady with his trots all month, to be honest. Of his 16 homers this month, only three have taken longer than 24 seconds, with his slowest May home run before last night clocking in at 24.06 seconds. Overall, Encarnacion’s average tater trot of 23.1 seconds means that he has spent more than 6 minutes running out his home runs since the beginning of the month.

Quickest Trot: Nick Punto, Oakland Athletics – 19.36 seconds [video]
Punto’s first home run of 2014 was one of only two to be on the better side of 20 seconds last night. Houston’s George Springer, who is having a month of May to rival Encarnacion, and who gave us a 27-second tater trot on Wednesday, redeemed himself with a 19.84 second trot last night.

All of Today's Trots

Edwin Encarnacion #2..25.32
Edwin Encarnacion #1..23.53
Chris Young...........23.5
Josh Willingham.......23.1
Pedro Alvarez.........22.93
Marlon Byrd...........22.84
Erick Aybar...........22.33
Allen Craig...........22.18
Michael Morse.........21.95
Pablo Sandoval........21.91
Jason Heyward.........21.9
Michael Saunders......21.74
Aaron Hill............21.69
Russell Martin........21.42
Salvador Perez........21.31
Jose Bautista.........21.2
Kyle Seager...........20.76
George Springer.......19.84
Nick Punto............19.36

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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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