Trot Times for May 6, 2014

It’s wet out today, so let’s get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies – 19.56 seconds [video]
By this point, the routine is easy. If there is no obvious candidate for Home Run of the Day — no bombs from Giancarlo Stanton, no walkoffs from Jose Abreu — all I have to do is check which mega-hot Rockies player hit a home run and put him atop the list. For Tuesday, that was Charlie Blackmon. It’s his seventh home run of the year (versus the six he hit in all of 2013) and it brings his slash line through 32 games to .359/.396/.610.

Slowest Trot: Hanley Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers – 27.09 seconds [video]
The start of this trot looked pretty solid, but somewhere between second and third Ramirez remembered who he was. Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, who gravitates between the two extremes maybe more than any other player, had the second slowest trot of the night (25.04 seconds), but was still more than two seconds quicker than Hanley.

Quickest Trot: Chris Owings, Arizona Diamondbacks – 18.62 seconds [video]
Owings’ first career home run comes in as the quickest of the night, edging out Brian Roberts’ first career home run in pinstripes. It’s the 12th “first career home run” of the season so far, with only Billy Hamilton’s trot clocking in faster.

All of Today's Trots

Hanley Ramirez.....27.09  Colby Rasmus.......21.59
Yoenis Cespedes....25.04  Paul Goldschmidt...21.41
Salvador Perez.....23.55  Evan Longoria......20.97
Miguel Cabrera.....23.47  Drew Stubbs........20.82
Yasmani Grandal....23.12  Aaron Hill.........20.56
Cody Asche.........23.08  Chris Colabello....20.08
Edwin Encarnacion..22.84  Gordon Beckham.....19.99
Adrian Beltre......22.35  Charlie Blackmon...19.56
Steve Pearce.......22.12  Brian Roberts......18.72
Justin Upton.......22.01  Chris Owings.......18.62
Drew Butera........21.59

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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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