Trot Times for May 12, 2013

According to Old Time Family Baseball, there were only nine home runs hit with pink bats on Sunday compared to the 23 hit in the two years prior (and though there were only 8 pink bat home runs last year, that was out of only 26 home runs total as opposed to 35 home runs this year). That's a disappointing trend on the pink bat front.

But let's get to the trots!


Home Run of the Day: Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays – 24.93 seconds [video]
One of five home runs for the Blue Jays. This one just happened to land outside of the stadium. In Texas, Adrian Beltre hit another of his beautiful, knee-on-the-ground home runs. He had to stop at second before the play was reviewed, however, which takes away a lot of the fun in it.

Slowest Trot: Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays – 24.93 seconds [video]
Encarnacion barely beats out Kendrys Morales (24.2 seconds) for the slowest trot of the day. On a day where 35 home runs were hit, the spread of trot times is rather narrow.

Quickest Trot: Brayan Pena, Detroit Tigers – 19.25 seconds [video]
Pena is a big guy who sprints hard. On a normal day that only goes so far, but it was enough for the quickest trot of the day on Mother's Day. Houston's Jason Castro was right behind him with a 19.47 second trot.

 

All of Today's Trots

Edwin Encarnacion..24.93  Troy Tulowitzki....22.08
Kendrys Morales....24.2	  James Loney........22.01
Chris Davis........23.94  Pedro Ciriaco......21.86
David Murphy.......23.76  Emilio Bonifacio...21.37
Pablo Sandoval.....23.69  Mike Napoli........21.23
Jose Bautista #1...23.54  Donald Lutz........21.18
Vernon Wells.......23.08  Marco Scutaro......21.04
Robinson Cano......23.04  Lucas Duda.........21.01
Clint Barmes.......23.01  Brandon Belt.......20.94
Xavier Paul........22.93  Scott Van Slyke....20.84
Justin Ruggiano....22.86* Alexi Amarista.....20.69
Jose Bautista #2...22.59  Charlie Blackmon...20.5
Gerardo Parra......22.55  Steve Pearce.......20.11
Chris Carter.......22.31  Adam Jones.........19.55
Leonys Martin......22.3	  Jason Castro.......19.47
Brett Lawrie.......22.29  Brayan Pena........19.25
Brandon Barnes.....22.12  Adrian Beltre......N/A
Jason Bay..........22.12

Click here for the ongoing 2013 Tater Trot Tracker Leaderboard. You can also follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

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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