So it’s not exactly as shocking as Bengie Molina‘s cycle from earlier this month, but a cycle from the Arizona second-baseman seems worth celebrating. The home run part of the cycle was completed first, as he took the first pitch of the game he saw from Jonathan Sanchez over the rightfield wall. He finished the cycle up with a single in the eighth. It was the fourth cycle in Arizona’s short history.
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Aubrey Huff hit two home runs off of the Diamondbacks last night. His first trot came in at an uncharacteristically quick speed of 22.21 seconds. He made up for it on the second drive, taking 26.29 seconds to round the bases. Part of that, though, was due to the borderline nature of the blast. He definitely stayed at the plate for a moment watching it, trying to determine if it would stay fair or go foul. The next slowest trot belonged to Washington’s Mike Morse, during his first home run trot, when he took 24.7 seconds to reach the plate. That also had weird circumstances, though, as he seemed to think the ball was in play, and ran back towards first for a moment. He did keep running, though, so I’m going to keep the time.
Mike Young‘s been on a roll lately, with no trots over 19 seconds since his 19.11 second trot on June 9. In that time, he’s had five 18-second trots and three 17-second trots. That’s a pretty good run. Cleveland’s Trevor Crowe came in with the second quickest trot of the night, clocking in at 18.59 second trots.