Trot Times for April 20, 2015

Real life got in the way of the Tater Trot Tracker this weekend, so I’m a few days behind. Those trots will be updated here soon enough. Meanwhile, don’t forget to to follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

Now let’s get to the trots.

Home Run of the Day: Luis Valbuena #2, Houston Astros – 23.38 seconds [video]
A two-homer day from the Astros’ third-baseman. The second blast of the night broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth and helped lead Houston to victory.

In the Chicago-Pittsburgh tilt, super-stud prospect Kris Bryant made his first trip around the bases after taking third on a throw home and then scoring on an error by the catcher. The “trot” clocked in at 19.78 seconds.

Slowest Trot: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds – 23.6 seconds [video]
Monday’s 13 home runs didn’t have much of a spread in trot times, with Votto drawing the short straw as the night’s slowest trot.

Quickest Trot: Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates – 20.34 seconds [video]
The quickest official trot of the night couldn’t even break the 20-second barrier.

All of Today's Trots

Joey Votto........23.6	 Will Venable......21.5
Luis Valbuena #1..23.58	 Ryan Raburn.......21.47
Luis Valbuena #2..23.38	 Colby Rasmus......21.25
Brett Hayes.......22.92	 Zack Cozart.......20.7
Mark Teixeira.....22.45	 Marcus Semien.....20.48
Ryan Braun........22.37	 Starling Marte....20.34
Stephen Vogt......21.87

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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.