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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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.
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.