Tater Trot Tracker: September 19

Sorry for the lateness today. It was a busy day… Home Run of the Day: Jayson Werth, Philadelphia Phillies (Trot Time: 21.3 seconds) [video] Luke Scott had a brilliant game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth off of Mariano Rivera, but that isn’t enough to win Home Run of the Day when Jayson Werth […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 18

Home Run of the Day: Luis Hernandez, New York Mets (Trot Time: 33.08 seconds) [video] On the second pitch of the fifth inning, Luis Hernandez fouled a ball directly off the inside of his right foot. He immediately fell to the ground in pain. The trainer came out and, five minutes later, Hernandez was back in […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 17

Home Run of the Day: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees (Trot Time: 28.05 seconds) [video] I would really like to honor Shin-Soo Choo‘s three home run night here with the Home Run of the Day, but I don’t really have an option. Alex Rodriguez hit his second home run of the night with two outs and […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 16

Home Run of the Day: Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox (Trot Time: 23.65 seconds) [video] In the first inning, Paul Konerko was hit directly in the jaw by a pitch from Minnesota’s Carl Pavano. He fell to the ground and the trainer came running out. Konerko ended up staying in the game, though, despite Chicago’s trainer […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 15

Home Run of the Day: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees (Trot Time: 19.09 seconds) [video] I’m only calling this the Home Run of the Day because it’s the home run hit immediately after Derek Jeter‘s whole Tony-award-winning hit-by-pitch from last night. With all the craziness that the HBP inspired, the home run seems worth recognizing.   […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 14

Home Run of the Day: Livan Hernandez, Washington Nationals (Trot Time: 27.48 seconds) [video] A couple of two-homer nights from some unlikely sources (Jed Lowrie, Shelley Duncan) and a couple of mammoth blasts from Adam Dunn and David Ortiz would normally have to fight for this spot, but the spot today is reserved for Livan Hernandez‘s […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 13

Home Run of the Day: Reid Brignac, Tampa Bay Rays (Trot Time: 20.32seconds) [video] An absolute gem of a pitching duel between two of the more popular Cy Young candidates as they battled each other for the division title and better playoff positioning. C.C. Sabathia and David Price matched zeroes for eight innings apiece before their […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 12

Home Run of the Day: Jason Giambi, Colorado Rockies (Trot Time: 20.57 seconds) [video] Boy, this NL West race is getting super-tight. With the Giant’s 3-1 series victory over the Padres concluding yesterday, the two teams are in a virtual tie (though the Padres are up a game in the loss column). Adding onto that are […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 11

Home Run of the Day: Yorvit Torrealba, San Diego Padres (Trot Time: 24.68 seconds) [video] Jim Thome hit a twelfth-inning bomb to break a scoreless tie and give the Twins another victory and to move past Frank Robinson into sole possession of eighth place on the all-time home run list. Joey Votto hit a tenth-inning walkoff […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 10

Home Run of the Day: Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers #2 (Trot Time: 24.48 seconds) [video] Bobby Abreu also hit a walkoff home run in super-late innings for the Angels yesterday (the fourteenth inning, to be exact), but Cruz gets the big head-nod as Home Run of the Day because his was his second home run of […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 9

Home Run of the Day: Colby Rasmus, St. Louis Cardinals #2 (Trot Time: 21.62 seconds) [video] As we all know, there’s a little hostility in the Cardinals dugout between Colby Rasmus and Tony La Russa. It’s been talked about ad nauseam recently (we even talked about during the podcast the other night). So, when the brilliant […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 8

Home Run of the Day: Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics (Trot Time: 19.93 seconds) [video] If I had any kind of positive feelings towards the Yankees and Nick Swisher, I would probably put his walkoff home run against the Orioles up here. Instead, I wanted to highlight this home run by Oakland’s Coco Crisp and, more importantly, […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 7

What does PicApp have against Jim Thome? Haven’t had a current picture of him in nearly a month. I’m just going to have to go with this one from August, then… Home Run of the Day: Jim Thome, Minnesota Twins (Trot Time: 23.26 seconds) [video] Yes, I know it was only three days ago that I […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 6

Home Run of the Day: Mike Stanton, Florida Marlins (Trot Time: 19.48 seconds) [video] A good crop of choices for Home Run of the Day yesterday. Jim Thome hit a ball so hard it bounced off the top of the flag pole. Washington Danny Espinosa hit his second and third home runs of his career, the […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 5

Home Run of the Day: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals (Trot Time: 22.95 seconds) [video] This Cardinals/Reds rivalry should really be a bigger deal than it is since the big brawl and all of that, but the Cards have done their best to make it unimportant. This three-run, sixth-inning blast was Holliday’s attempt at changing the […]