Trot Times for April 28, 2015

It was a fun night for home runs. Balls bouncing off centerfielder’s gloves, moonshots galore, late-inning heroics. It was a night full everything you want out of the long ball. So let’s get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Dan Uggla, Washington Nationals – 21.64 seconds [video]
A three-run blast in the top of the ninth to bring the Nationals on top 13-12. The ball screamed out of the park, as if to punctuate the excitement of the moment.

It was a good day for ex-Braves. Evan Gattis slugged a home run in San Diego with the help of Padres’ centerfielder Wil Myers. As Myers jumped to catch at the wall, the ball bounced off his mitt and over the fence. Lucky for Gattis – though Myers made up for it later by launching his own blast over the wall and without assistance.

Slowest Trot: Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox – 28.44 seconds [video]
An opposite-field bloop that just happened to stay in the air long enough to reach Pesky’s Pole. Ramirez continues his very slow trek around the bases this season

Quickest Trot: Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates – 19.9 seconds [video]
Of the 26 home runs Tuesday night, Marte’s was the only one to clock in under 20 seconds – and barely at that. That’s a slow night.

All of Today's Trots

Hanley Ramirez....28.44	  Josh Reddick......22.08
Aramis Ramirez....27.24	  Brandon Moss......21.97
Chris Carter......25.21	  Alex Gordon.......21.86
Brandon Phillips..24.8	  Mark Trumbo.......21.71
Kendrys Morales...23.75	  Dan Uggla.........21.64
Rickie Weeks......23.31*  Evan Gattis.......21.57
Ryan Braun........23.13	  Josh Donaldson....21.06
George Springer...23.05	  Justin Upton......20.84
Jose Lobaton......22.69	  Brett Lawrie......20.81
Jose Bautista.....22.66	  Wil Myers.........20.55
Joey Votto........22.44	  Marlon Byrd.......20.22*
Denard Span.......22.41	  Buster Posey......20.08
David Peralta.....22.25	  Starling Marte....19.9

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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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