Trot Times for May 1, 2015

Not sure if you noticed, but something pretty big happened last night. It was pretty fun to see. (Well, unless you’re in the Yankees front office.)

Let’s get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees – 24.53 seconds [video]
Late-innings. Pinch-hit. Go-ahead. Game-winner. Pretty good circumstances for career home run number 660. And, at 24.53 seconds, it’s the quickest milestone home run since Hank Aaron passed the Babe in 1974.

If not for A-Rod’s heroics, the Home Run of the Day would easily belong to Nelson Cruz, who deposited this blast onto the railroad tracks above Minute Maid Park.

Slowest Trot: Drew Stubbs, Colorado Rockies – 24.87 seconds [video]
Not a bad trot at all, but Stubbs finds himself atop the day’s slowest leaderboard regardless. According to the Rockies announcer, it was Stubbs’ first hit of the season, so maybe he just hasn’t had enough recent practice running the bases.

Quickest Trot: Jake Marisnick, Houston Astros – 17.98 seconds [video]
Now that’s the kind of trot I like to see! Long, quick strides through every base, with little slowdown as he reached the plate. We need to see more of those this season.

All of Today's Trots

Drew Stubbs.......24.87	  Justin Turner.....21.25
Nelson Cruz.......24.55	  George Springer...21.06
Alex Rodriguez....24.53	  Joc Pederson......20.62
Andre Ethier......23.81	  Mark Canha........20.55
Nolan Arenado.....23.38	  Jason Kipnis......20.4*
Kelly Johnson.....23.13	  Kyle Blanks.......20.34
Prince Fielder....22.9*	  Addison Russell...20.2
Chase Utley.......22.51	  Logan Morrison....19.56
Evan Gattis.......22.44	  Michael Cuddyer...19.28
Brett Hayes.......22.21*  Jake Marisnick....17.98
Michael Brantley..21.67	  Josh Donaldson....N/A
Allen Craig.......21.28

Click here for the ongoing 2015 Tater Trot Tracker Leaderboard. You can also follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

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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