Trot Times for May 8, 2014

I just realized that the Giants have both Brandon Hicks and Tim Hudson on their roster. Means I have no choice but to share this supercut from one of my favorite movies.

Now let’s get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins – 18.8 seconds [video]
The Rockies got shut out last night, but, never fear, when Giancarlo Stanton is around, there’s always a Home Run of the Day nearby. While this shot seems to barely slip over the outfield wall, let’s take a quick look at the context. Petco Park. Late at night, under the marine layer. Stanton poking at a ball off the plate. The deepest part of the park. Opposite field.

If you can’t appreciate a shot like that, you may be watching the wrong game.

Slowest Trot: Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers – 26.48 seconds [video]
Starlin Castro should count himself lucky that V-Mart was out there doing his thing. Otherwise, Castro’s shot into the U.S. Cellular bleachers would easily have been the slowest trot of the night, thanks to Castro’s reaction at the plate. It was a no-doubter for the Cubs shortstop, but he made it look like he was challenging Mickey Mantle for the all-time record.

Quickest Trot: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins – 18.8 seconds [video]
Best home run of the day and quickest trot in the league. Nice work, Mike.

All of Today's Trots

Victor Martinez.......26.48    Ryan Howard...........22.34
Starlin Castro........25.81*   Ian Kennedy...........21.8
Prince Fielder........24.93    Edwin Encarnacion #1..21.76
Anthony Rizzo.........24.16    Carlos Corporan.......21.7
Michael Brantley......23.58    Colby Rasmus..........21.44
Edwin Encarnacion #2..23.44    Juan Francisco........21.42
Mike Olt..............22.81    George Springer.......21.33
Adam Lind.............22.77    Steve Pearce..........20.88
Asdrubal Cabrera......22.76    Brandon Hicks.........19.76
Matt Dominguez........22.62    Giancarlo Stanton.....18.8

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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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