A decent amount of home runs to choose from yesterday, but nothing too outstanding. The Home Run of the Day, then, goes to San Francisco’s Aubrey Huff, who crushed a ball into McCovey Cove off of Baltimore’s Jeremy Guthrie yesterday.
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Besides Huff’s splash hit, there were three other 25-second trots in the bigs yesterday: Andre Ethier at 25.03 seconds, Adam Dunn at 25.09 seconds, and Derrek Lee at 25.76 seconds. It was a good day for slow trots.
It was also a pretty good day for quick trots, with Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez running one out in 17.29 seconds and Cincinnati’s Chris Heisey running out a 17.79 second trot. Gomez easily could’ve cracked the top 10 if he ran out of the box on contact (instead of waiting to see if it was fair) or if he ran through the plate instead of slowing down the last few steps.