Trot Times for April 6, 2014

Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs apiece in their ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game against the Giants. Apparently they were angry that they had to miss the Game of Thrones premiere.

Let’s get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks – 22.15 seconds [video]
Trumbo leads the majors with five home run. Granted, he and the rest of his Arizona teammates have already played two more games than most everyone else (thanks to their trip to Australia), but that’s a minor point. He has been tearing the cover off the ball no matter where he was playing.

Slowest Trot: Hanley Ramirez #1, Los Angeles Dodgers – 27.95 seconds [video]
Later in the game, Ramirez would hit his second home run of the game and trot around the bases a full two-seconds faster than his first. That second trot still managed to clock in at 25.85 seconds.

Quickest Trot: Brett Gardner, New York Yankees – 18.5 seconds [video]
Believe it or not, this was the first home run of the year for the Yankees. Gardner beat out Oakland’s Brandon Moss (19.63 seconds) for the quickest trot of the day.

All of Today's Trots

Hanley Ramirez #1..27.95  Mark Trumbo.......22.15
Hanley Ramirez #2..25.85  Matt Kemp #1......21.89
Jonathan Villar....24.58  Matt Wieters......21.81
Alexi Amarista.....24.53  Matt Dominguez....21.76
Yoenis Cespedes....23.46  Jesus Guzman......21.76
Elvis Andrus.......23.35  Jason Castro......21.55
Torii Hunter.......23.17  Yan Gomes.........21.14
Melky Cabrera......22.8   Hunter Pence......20.25
Ian Desmond........22.38  Alex Presley......19.78
Matt Kemp #2.......22.29  Brandon Moss......19.63
Brandon Belt.......22.27  Brett Gardner.....18.5

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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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