Opening Night turned out a bit differently than Opening Day. The 29 home runs on Opening Day was the most we had seen since 2011, but that number dropped down to only nine home runs last night. And four of those were hit in the Giants/Diamondbacks game alone!
Few home runs or not, let’s get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks – 22.19 seconds [video]
An eight-pitch at-bat ends with this three-run blast into the right field bleachers to break the tie and put the Diamondbacks up 7-4. In a game where home runs were flying, this was the biggest of the night.
Slowest Trot: Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers – 26.45 seconds [video]
A game-tying blast in the bottom of the eighth gives Gonzalez his second home run of the year in as many games. The frequency of home runs wasn’t the only thing that slowed down on the second night of the season, as Gonzalez goes from his 21-second trot on Monday to this nearly 27-second trot last night. Things are just a bit different on Opening Day than the rest of the year.
Quickest Trot: Kevin Kiermaier, Tampa Bay Rays – 17.75 seconds [video]
As quick as he was coming out of the box, it’s likely that Kiermaier thought that this was going to end up as a double off the wall. Instead, the ball kept carrying over the center field wall to give him his first home run of the year – and a pretty speedy trot time! The next quickest trot on the night was a 20.77 second clunker from Brandon Crawford.
All of Today's Trots Adrian Gonzalez....26.45 Steve Pearce.......22.94 Logan Forsythe.....22.46 David Peralta......22.23 Jake Lamb..........22.19 Buster Posey.......21.81 David Freese.......21.39 Brandon Crawford...20.77 Kevin Kiermaier....17.75