This Cardinals/Reds rivalry should really be a bigger deal than it is since the big brawl and all of that, but the Cards have done their best to make it unimportant. This three-run, sixth-inning blast was Holliday’s attempt at changing the tide a bit, giving the Cards a series win. They still have a long way to go, though.
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I watched this one live with the Terrific Girlfriend and, as soon as I saw Martinez hit the bomb, I said something about how slow the trot was going to be because of a) just how slow Martinez is and b) how big the shot was. Timing the trot this morning, I’m glad to see just how right I was. V-Mart is a slow guy. Hanley Ramirez had the second slowest trot, at 26.75 seconds.
The Mets’ Ruben Tejada hit his first career home run yesterday and probably had a good chance at a top trot time. The players on the field, though, weren’t sure if it was a home run and played it like it wasn’t. Tejada ended up on third for about 10 seconds before the umpires made a clear “home run” signal. As always, when a trot is interrupted like that, I don’t count the time.