Trot Times for June 25, 2015

A light day for home runs, so let’s get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds – 27.46 seconds [video]
A go-ahead blast in the top of the 13th. It’s not quite as exciting as a walkoff blast, but you can’t fault Phillips for that. He doesn’t set the schedule. A pretty good display of excitement from Phillips at the plate as soon as he connected with the ball. Some might call it excessive.

Slowest Trot: Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds – 27.46 seconds [video]
The best thing about this trot from Phillips, despite its slow, deliberate speed, came at the end. As he celebrates with his teammate a few steps past the plate, Phillips suddenly turns around and walks back towards the plate and stomps on it to make sure that the run counted. Thankfully for the Tater Trot Tracker, video from the Pittsburgh broadcast makes it clear that Phillips touched home during his trot and, therefore, the extra stomp was unnecessary. If he had needed that final step for the trot to officially count, I have no idea how I would have counted it here.

Quickest Trot: Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox – 17.4 seconds [video]
Eaton wasted no time giving the White Sox the lead over the Tigers on Thursday, with this speedy leadoff trot.

All of Today's Trots

Brandon Phillips....27.46  J.D. Martinez.......21.75
Ian Kinsler.........24.55  Troy Tulowitzki.....20.74*
Matt Wieters........24.37  Ian Desmond.........20.01
Todd Frazier........24.05  Alejandro De Aza....19.31
Mitch Moreland......23.76* Adam Eaton..........17.4
Adeiny Hechavarria..23.31  Nolan Arenado.......N/A
Matt Kemp...........22.85

Wednesday's Trots

Adam LaRoche.......25.45  Buster Posey.......21.42
David Ortiz........25.13  Jason Heyward......21.13
Justin Turner......24.77  Nick Hundley.......20.88
Scooter Gennett....23.75  Josh Phegley.......20.55*
J.D. Martinez......23.21  Kolten Wong........20.55
Mike Moustakas.....22.58  Francisco Lindor...19.58
Paul Goldschmidt...22.52  Giancarlo Stanton..19.06
Adrian Gonzalez....22.25  Brett Lawrie.......18.98
Chris Colabello....21.94  Curtis Granderson..18.52
Marlon Byrd........21.9*

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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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