Trot Times for April 15, 2014

Tax Day brought rain-outs to a quarter of the league, with four games washed out around the league. There might be a metaphor in there somewhere.

Now let’s get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds – 18.68 seconds [video]
Cincinnati pitcher Mike Leake did well in holding the Pirates to three runs in seven innings, but it was his sixth-inning, two-run blast that was the best part of the day. Leake raced around the bases like he was being chased by the cops, giving us the quickest trot of the night.

Slowest Trot: Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis Cardinals – 26.53 seconds [video]
Peralta’s ninth-inning blast gave the Cardinals a commanding 6-1 lead over the Brewers as Milwaukee went on to lose its second in a row. Peralta beat out teammate Matt Holliday for the slowest trot of the night — by more than 3 seconds.

Quickest Trot: Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds – 18.68 seconds [video]
Coming in behind Leake was Nationals shortstop Zach Walters. With his first career home run, Walters trotted home in a quick 19.15 seconds. No other player clocked in faster than 20-seconds.

All of Today's Trots

Jhonny Peralta.....26.53   Adam Dunn..........22.03
Matt Holliday......23.21   Mike Trout.........21.95
Kevin Kouzmanoff...23      Neil Walker........21.91*
Trevor Plouffe.....22.95   Kole Calhoun.......21.74
Omar Infante.......22.8    Carlos Corporan....20.67
Aramis Ramirez.....22.72   Brett Lawrie.......20.67
Kirk Nieuwenhuis...22.49   Giancarlo Stanton..20.65
Prince Fielder.....22.24*  Todd Frazier.......20.28
Juan Uribe.........22.11   Zach Walters.......19.15
Daniel Nava........22.03   Mike Leake.........18.68

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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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