Tater Trot Tracker: September 14

Minnesota Twins' Delmon Young (C) celebrates his solo home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on September 14, 2010.   UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom

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 tenth career home run. When you get someone as, let’s say, colorful looking as Livan running the bases, it’s pretty much impossible to look away. Somehow, though, he didn’t even have the slowest trot of the night…


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Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox – 28.76 seconds [video]

Well, I guess it’s not “somehow” when Papi is at the plate. It’s been almost two months since he’s put up a trot time this slow, though. It was kind of nice to see it back.


Quickest Trot: Jorge Posada, New York Yankees – 19.05 seconds [video]

Twenty-eight home runs and Jorge Posada came through with the quickest trot? I’m as surprised as you are. Only two other trotters came in under 20 seconds: Ian Desmond with a 19.74 second trot and Nick Evans, who trotted it out in 19.42 seconds on his first ever career blast.

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.