Tater Trot Tracker: September 3

Cincinnati Reds Paul Janish (L) slaps hands with teammate Bronson Arroyo after hitting a solo home run in the third inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 3, 2010. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

Six games on Thursday led to nineteen home runs. Fourteen games yesterday led to sixteen home runs. That’s just how things go sometimes, I guess.

Home Run of the Day: Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals (Trot Time: 20.03 seconds) [video]

Not a lot to choose from here, so I’m going with Gordon’s eighth-inning, game-tying blast as the Home Run of the Day. Of course, the Royals would go on to lose 9-5 in the 11th after giving up four runs, but that doesn’t keep Gordon’s blast from being meaningful.


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Slowest Trot: Kevin Kouzmanoff, Oakland Athletics – 24.67 seconds [video]

Five of the sixteen home runs hit yesterday were in the 23-plus second range, but it’s Kouzmanoff who comes out on top. Troy Tulowitzki comes in at second, a hair behind at 24.6 seconds.


Quickest Trot: Nick Hundley, San Diego Padres – 19.05 seconds [video]

With the five slowest trots in the 23-24 second range, and the four quickest trots all in the 19-second range, yesterday goes down as one of the more average days of the year, as far as trots go. No real extremes on either side. Nick Hundley finds himself on the quickest side of that, barely edging out Paul Janish‘s 19.11 second trot.

Larry Granillo

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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.