Things were a little more manageable yesterday, with only 29 home runs hit across the league. Things were also a little boring. The most exciting of the home runs came in Philadelphia, when Brian Schneider won the game for the Phils with a 12th inning walkoff blast. The game was filled with a number of strange, inexplicable plays and mistakes, so it was only fitting for the game to end on an extra-inning blast.
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The less we talk about this Brewers/Giants series, the better. At least Huff had the good decency to pick up his pace a bit when running out this third inning homer. (Get it? Because he’s slow?! … no, I’m not bitter. Not at all.)
Mat Latos, the San Diego pitcher, hit his first career home run in this game. He shambled around the bases to the tune of a 23.43 second trot [video]. It certainly wasn’t the quickest trot, but I felt it deserved mention. His teammate, Chris Denorfia, who only hit his first home run of the year the night before as a pinch-hitter, came through as the fastest trotter of the night. It wasn’t exactly a great night for speedy trots. Josh Hamilton‘s 19.26 second trot came in at number two.