Trot Times for April 29, 2015

It was a weird day in baseball. The day started with a home run in an empty stadium then gave us the first inside-the-park home run of 2015. Along the way, Miguel Cabrera hit a pair of taters, Adrian Gonzalez & Nelson Cruz went deep again and Hanley Ramirez was a bit slow around the bases.

Nevermind. Let me rephrase. It was just another day in baseball. Let’s get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles – 26.08 seconds [video]
If Chris Davis hits a home run and no one’s around to watch it, does it make a sound? Maybe not, but the run still counts anyway.

Due to everything happening around Baltimore these past few days, Major League Baseball decided to allow Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles to occur, but only with the gates locked to fans. So, for maybe the first time ever, a regular season MLB game was played with zero fans in attendance. The Orioles put on quite a show anyway, scoring six runs in the first en route to a 8-2 victory.

This blast from Davis came with two runners on in that first inning. It was a sky-high blast right down the first-base line. Ordinarily, one watching on tv might be able to use the reaction of the crowd to determine if the ball was going to land fair or not, but that wasn’t the case yesterday. The ball did land fair, however, and Davis trotted on home in 26.08 seconds.

Slowest Trot: Miguel Cabrera #1, Detroit Tigers – 28.99 seconds [video]
Cabrera took up two of the three slots on the list of the day’s slowest trots. He was joined by Boston’s Hanley Ramirez, who had the second slowest trot of the day. So it was all pretty normal, really.

Quickest Trot: James McCann, Detroit Tigers – 16.26 seconds [video]
The first inside-the-park home run of the year! And this one also happens to be James McCann’s first career home run as well. That’ll be a memorable one for sure.

As with pretty much all inside-the-parkers, this was courtesy of a bad play at the wall, with Minnesota centerfielder Jordan Schafer slamming into the fence as the ball skirted away. McCann’s trot time is definitely on the slow side of the inside-the-parker list (see the quickest trots here), but it was fast enough. And that’s all that matters.

All of Today's Trots

Miguel Cabrera #1..28.99   Ichiro Suzuki......22.12
Hanley Ramirez.....28.69*  Chris Young........21.89
Miguel Cabrera #2..27.82   Adam Lind..........21.8
Oswaldo Arcia......27.32   J.D. Martinez......21.79
Chris Davis........26.08   Andre Ethier.......21.64*
Jason Kipnis.......24.86   Jordan Pacheco.....21.57
Nelson Cruz........24.3	   Michael Cuddyer....21.46
Ryan Braun #2......24.26   Colby Rasmus.......21.32
Denard Span........23.94   Khris Davis........21.17
Adrian Gonzalez....23.6	   Mike Trout.........21.06
Todd Frazier.......22.95   Eric Hosmer........21.06
Jay Bruce..........22.68*  Brandon Crawford...20.95*
Jimmy Rollins......22.66   Tucker Barnhart....20.7
Ryan Braun #1......22.61   Manny Machado......20.33
Trevor Plouffe.....22.44   Joc Pederson.......18.08
Chase Headley......22.37   James McCann.......16.26
Roberto Perez......22.26   Ryan Howard........N/A
Giancarlo Stanton..22.12

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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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