Trot Times for May 20, 2013

Let's get right to the trots!


Home Run of the Day: Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers – 21.79 seconds [video]
Kemp's second home run of the season was this big blast to left field at Miller Park. It earns Home Run of the Day honors, however, for what happened after the game. Kemp, who is from the Oklahoma City area of Oklahoma, tweeted that he will donate $1,000 to tornado relief for this home run and any others he hits between now and the All-Star break. Considering the devastation that was left behind yesterday, that kind of news deserves some recognition.

Slowest Trot: Yunel Escobar, Tampa Bay Rays – 24.85 seconds [video]
Escobar's manager was none-too-happy with the "safe" gesture he swiped as he crossed the plate (though this highlight cuts away just long enough to miss it). Apparently, if you're kind of a jerk and you do something kind of jerky, people don't like it. Crazy.

Quickest Trot: Will Venable, San Diego Padres – 17.51 seconds [video]
Nice and speedy from the San Diego outfielder. Seattle's Kyle Seager had the next quickest trot on the day, clocking in at about 18.4 seconds.

 

All of Today's Trots

Yunel Escobar.....24.85  Ryan Raburn............21.28*
Justin Smoak......23.95  Yan Gomes #1...........21.23
Adam Dunn.........23.47  Marlon Byrd............21.05
Yan Gomes #2......23.43* Jarrod Saltalamacchia..20.79
Josh Willingham...23.18  Seth Smith.............20.75
Andre Ethier......22.73  Jason Castro...........20.32
Brandon Belt......22.41  Travis Hafner..........19.91
Dan Uggla.........22.19  Miguel Tejada..........19.91
Matt Kemp.........21.79  Robinson Cano..........19.41
Chris Davis.......21.63  David Adams............19.05
Jay Bruce.........21.55  Endy Chavez............19.03*
Domonic Brown.....21.49  Kyle Seager............18.4*
Lyle Overbay......21.42  Will Venable...........17.51
Matt Dominguez....21.33

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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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