Bobby Abreu also hit a walkoff home run in super-late innings for the Angels yesterday (the fourteenth inning, to be exact), but Cruz gets the big head-nod as Home Run of the Day because his was his second home run of the day. Talk about a good day.
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Besides, we get to mention Bobby here. Abreu is a slow trotter to begin with. When you add a walkoff celebration into a mob of Angels, it’s just going to get that much slower. This was actually the second-slowest walkoff trot of the year (Orlando Cabrera‘s 28.9 second trot from May still stands at number one).
St. Louis’ Chris Carpenter hit a home run, too – the second of his career. It was a nice little trot, though, timing out at 26.39 seconds.
Upton was only one of two players to come in under twenty seconds yesterday, and the other just happened to be his teammate, Ben Zobrist.