Trot Times for August 15, 2013

Once again, I must make apologies for the intermittent Tater Trot Tracker posts. Things have been fairly busy recently (and will probably be through the wedding next month). Please bear with me.

Now let's get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Hector Sanchez, San Francisco Giants – 24.26seconds [video]
Ninth inning, two outs, 3-2 count, down by two, runners on first and second. Is it even possible to script a better home run? The Giants beat the Nationals on this monster shot from Sanchez.

Slowest Trot: Nate Freiman, Oakland Athletics – 25.63 seconds [video]
This is not Freiman's fault. For some reason, baserunner Yoenis Cespedes was meandering on the bases, causing Freiman to practically walk behind him. This isn't the first time Cespedes has drastically affected a teammate's tater trot. Josh Donaldson still has the fourth slowest trot of the season because Cespedes happened to be on first in front of him.

Quickest Trot: Chris Nelson #1, Los Angeles Angels – 19.12 seconds [video]
Nelson's first two home runs as an Angel were hit on Thursday. His second trot was a bit slower than the first, though that might be because it was a grand slam.

 

All of Today's Trots

Nate Freiman.....25.63     Prince Fielder...21.92
Hector Sanchez...24.26     Russell Martin...21.65
John Buck........24.06     Brandon Belt.....21.6
Evan Longoria....23.19*     Clint Barmes.....21.12
Trevor Plouffe...22.87     Raul Ibanez......20.39
Joey Votto.......22.37     Khris Davis......19.7
Chris Nelson #2..21.94     Chris Nelson #1..19.12

Wednesday's Trots

David Ortiz.........27.02   Manny Machado.......22.93
Miguel Cabrera......26.23   Darin Ruf...........22.61
Alfonso Soriano #1..24.67   Garrett Jones.......22.41
Alfonso Soriano #2..24.11   Juan Francisco #1...22.1
Mike Napoli.........24.04   Ian Desmond.........21.83
Brandon Belt........24        Pedro Alvarez.......21.75
Andre Ethier........23.83   Marlon Byrd.........21.41
Wil Myers...........23.45*  Joe Mauer...........20.69
Domonic Brown.......23.32   Carlos Santana......20.62
Todd Frazier........23.15   Jason Heyward.......18.72
Juan Francisco #2...23.03   Chris Carter........N/A
Jason Giambi........23.01

Tuesday's Trots

Alfonso Soriano #2..25.56*  Scooter Gennett #2..21.61
Chris Davis.........24.95   Mitch Moreland......21.33
Dioner Navarro......24.79   Mark Trumbo.........21.22
Adam LaRoche........24.59   Nick Hundley........21.15
Yoenis Cespedes.....24.48   Brad Miller #2......20.91
Alfonso Soriano #1..24.43   Donnie Murphy.......20.57
J.P. Arencibia......23.91   Vernon Wells........20.51
Ryan Raburn.........23.62   J.J. Hardy..........20.37
Gerardo Parra.......23.6    Paul Goldschmidt #1.20.25
Mike Trout..........23        Andrew McCutchen....19.97
Khris Davis.........22.75   Paul Goldschmidt #2.19.89*
Jedd Gyorko.........22.68   Ben Zobrist #2......19.55
Josh Willingham.....22.61   Jordy Mercer........19.45
Chris Johnson.......22.23   Ben Zobrist #1......19.35
Scooter Gennett #1..22.08   Juan Lagares........19.11*
Nate Schierholtz....22.02   Brad Miller #1......17.91

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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.

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