Tater Trot Tracker: June 6

June 06 2010: Mets' right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12) circles the bases after hitting a three run homer during MLB action between the New York Mets and the Florida Marlins at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The Mets beat the Marlins 7-6.

I have to apologize for getting this up so late today. As I’ve said before, I normally do the Tater Trot Tracker over my lunch hour at work. I’ve been having some computer problems, though, so I wasn’t able to get it done today. The computer should be fixed now, though, so you should expect it at the normal time tomorrow.

Home Run of the Day: Matt Treanor, Texas Rangers #2 (Trot Time: 20.46 seconds) [video]

I suppose I should probably put Jeff Francouer and his game-tying three-run homer up here in this spot, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Not when Matt Treanor of all people hit two home runs yesterday. Treanor is best known for his wife – Miss Misty May Treanor – so it’s nice to see him get noticed on the ballfield every now and then.


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Slowest Trot: Carlos Lee, Houston Astros – 26.39 seconds [video]

Carlos Lee continues to hit home runs this month. As I said last week, it’d be nice to see him pick things up so that ridiculous contract – $18.5 million each year for the next two-and-a-half years – ends up being worth it to some degree. Not convinced that’s going to happen, though.


Quickest Trot: Scott Rolen, Cincinnati Reds – 18.44 seconds [video]

So what do you know? Carlos Lee is the slowest trotter of the day and Scott Rolen is the quickest. Just another day in the baseball world. The only other sub-twenty second trot yesterday was Colby Rasmus‘ trot against the Brewers.

This is probably a good spot to mention that I wasn’t able to get either Rickie Weeks‘ or Albert Pujols‘ home run trot times. Because it was the ESPN game, there was only one feed of the game to use. In both home runs, the camera was busy showing everything else but the runner until well after he had passed the plate. Normally, when the camera cuts over late, I can either go to the other team’s feed or take solace in the fact that the camera came back only 2 or 3 steps past the plate. That was not the case last night, so both trots went down as unmeasurable.

Larry Granillo

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.