Trot Times for July 25, 2013

I know, I know. It's been a long week of returning to baseball after the All-Star break. My apologies. Things should get back to normal pretty soon around here. As an apology, enjoy this Heathcliff comic strip:


Let's get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – 19.33* seconds [video]
The first walkoff of Harper's career. It was a nice little trot, but, as with many of his trots this year, I was hoping for more.

Slowest Trot: Billy Butler, Kansas City Royals – 25.6 seconds [video]
"It's been a while since we've seen a Billy bomb with some barbeque sauce on it…" It has indeed, Rex. It has indeed.

Quickest Trot: Brayan Pena, Detroit Tigers – 17.16 seconds [video]
Fat(-tish) guys running fast. This goes near the top of best trots to watch all year!

On Wednesday, Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig hit his ninth home run of the year. Even with a bit of a pause as he waited to see if the ball would land fair or foul, he still managed a very speedy 17.88 second trot. Always nice to see.

 

All of Today's Trots

Billy Butler.........25.6    Aaron Hill...........20.53
Derek Norris.........24.31   Nick Franklin........20.53*
Victor Martinez......23.68   Yuniesky Betancourt..19.71*
Xavier Paul..........23.37*  Torii Hunter.........19.7
Carlos Gomez.........22.61   Bryce Harper.........19.33*
Freddie Freeman......22.25   Jay Bruce............18.56*
Carlos Quentin.......21.71   Brayan Pena..........17.16
Tyler Flowers........20.96   Dan Uggla............N/A
Donovan Solano.......20.81   Jesus Guzman.........N/A
Josh Harrison........20.66   Norichika Aoki.......N/A

Wednesday's Trots

Mike Napoli........24.88   Evan Gattis........22.05
Jose Altuve........24.61   David Murphy.......21.84
Carlos Corporan....24.38   Pedro Alvarez......21.43
Mark Ellis.........24.33   Nick Hundley.......21.38
Matt Wieters.......24.23   Dayan Viciedo......21.25
Torii Hunter.......23.4    Paul Goldschmidt...21.25*
Dan Uggla..........23.24   Eric Hosmer #1.....20.92
Nate Schierholtz...23.16   A.J. Pierzynski....20.74
Eric Hosmer #2.....23.02   Coco Crisp.........19.49
Asdrubal Cabrera...22.91   Michael Bourn......19.44
Andrelton Simmons..22.87   Austin Jackson.....18.84
Jayson Werth.......22.77   Yasiel Puig........17.88
Prince Fielder.....22.19   John Jaso..........N/A

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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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