Trot Times for May 7, 2014

Let’s get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies – 24.07 seconds [video]
Is this a bat flip? A toss? A drop? Those semantics always throw me for a loop. Whatever it is that Gonzalez does here after sending a ball deep into the Arlington night, it’s pretty fun to watch. It gets even better when the Rockies announcers start talking about how they expected the ball to get knocked down by the wind coming from that direction. Carlos Gonzalez clearly does not worry about such trivialities.

Slowest Trot: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – 26.98 seconds [video]
It really looked like Astros rightfielder George Springer should have brought this ball down, but it ended up in the stands. Cabrera wasn’t phased, however, as he made his way around the bases in a very typical Miggy trot. The second slowest trot of the night also belonged to a Tiger, with Victor Martinez hustling home in 25.79 seconds.

Quickest Trot: Peter Bourjos, St. Louis Cardinals – 18.27 seconds [video]
Despite slowing down immensely at the plate, Bourjos managed to beat ex-Cardinal Skip Schumaker (18.66 seconds) for the quickest trot of the night. David DeJesus, Derek Jeter, and Jonathan Schoop were in a virtual tie for third, with the three trotters separated by only 0.04 seconds.

All of Today's Trots

Miguel Cabrera.....26.98   Adrian Beltre......22.19
Victor Martinez....25.79*  Paul Goldschmidt...21.42
Carlos Gonzalez....24.07   Mike Olt...........21.33
Adam Jones #1......23.42   Gordon Beckham.....21.14*
Yan Gomes..........23.4    Brandon Belt.......20.31
Juan Francisco.....23.3*   Mike Zunino........19.88
Erik Kratz.........23.16   Jonathan Schoop....19.61
Adam Jones #2......22.94   Derek Jeter........19.59
Edwin Encarnacion..22.76   David DeJesus......19.57
Corey Hart.........22.71   Skip Schumaker.....18.66
Yoenis Cespedes....22.47   Peter Bourjos......18.27

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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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