Tater Trot Tracker: July 8

July 08, 2010- Milwaukee, WI. Miller Park..Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Trevor Hoffman  gave up a solo home run to Giants Buster Posey  in the top of the 9th inning..Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-9, the Giants ended up sweeping the Brewers in the four game series at Miller Park..Mike McGinnis / CSM.

Home Run of the Day: Brian Schneider, Philadelphia Phillies (Trot Time: 22.96 seconds) [video]

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.

The celebration at home plate was also something to see. Check it out in the video above, or head on over to The Fightins for it. Shane Victorino certainly made his mark on that walkoff…

 

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Slowest Trot: Aubrey Huff, San Francisco Giants – 27.12 seconds [video]

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.)

 

Quickest Trot: Chris Denorfia, San Diego Padres – 19.21 seconds [video]

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.

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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