Tater Trot Tracker: September 19

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera stands on the pitchers' mound as Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases in the background after hitting a solo home run off Rivera in the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland September 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Joe Giza (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Sorry for the lateness today. It was a busy day…

Home Run of the Day: Jayson Werth, Philadelphia Phillies (Trot Time: 21.3 seconds) [video]

Luke Scott had a brilliant game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth off of Mariano Rivera, but that isn’t enough to win Home Run of the Day when Jayson Werth helps the Phillies complete a four-run comeback in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.


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Slowest Trot: Victor Martinez, Boston Red Sox – 28.56 seconds [video]

When someone as slow as Victor Martinez hits a home run into the corner of Fenway Park where it’s so hard to know if it’ll be fair or not, you just know that his trot is going to be near-record slow. This also happened to the be the second day this week where we had four different 26+ second trots: Martinez, Bobby Abreu 26.51, Ramon Hernandez 26.27, and Pat Burrell 26.21. Bobby Abreu‘s first trot came in at the speedy 25.53 seconds.


Quickest Trot: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates – 17.64 seconds [video]

Another day, another home run from Andrew McCutchen and another trot that could be just that much faster if he could run through the plate instead of slowing down to make the turn…

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.