Tater Trot Tracker: September 27

Pittsburgh Pirates Pedro Alvarez (17) is welcomed into the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 27, 2010.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

Home Run of the Day: Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves (Trot Time: 20.11 seconds) [video]

The National League playoff teams are far from decided, with the Giants and Padres battling it out for the NL West division crown and the Braves trying to keep pace so that they squeak by the West’s runner-up into the Wild Card slot. Every win is still incredibly important to them.

The Braves beat the Marlins last night 2-1, in the 11th inning. Florida tied it up late before Atlanta was able to come through with the win. There would not have been any extra-innings, though, if it wasn’t for Brian McCann‘s fourth-inning shot that put the Braves up 1-0.


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Slowest Trot: Vladimir Guerrero, Texas Rangers – 27.48 seconds [video]

Matt Holliday (25.56 seconds) and Nelson Cruz (~25.26 seconds) both put up some good, slow times yesterday, but, as is so often the case, they just weren’t enough to beat out Vlad Guerrero, who rounded the bases after his second-inning trot in 27.48 seconds.


Quickest Trot: Jarrod Dyson, Kansas City Royals – 17.76 seconds [video]

The 26-year old rookie gets his first career big-league home run in the 12th game of his career and tops it off with the quickest trot of the day. Those are the stories I love.

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.