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April 20, 2011
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Trot Times for April 19
There were 22 home runs hit across the league on Tuesday, which easily could have been more if Chicago and St. Louis hadn't been forced to postpone their games due to an unscheduled visit from the ice planet Hoth. It was truly bizarre.
The big story from Tuesday's games isn't exactly home run-related, but it's oh-so-close. I'll get to that in a follow-up post, but I bet those who watched the Angels game last night know what I'm talking about.
So how about we race to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants - 23.43 seconds [video]
San Francisco entered this series in Denver at 8-7, four games behind the Rockies. In the two games they've played so far, the Giants have outscored the Rockies 14-4, with 12 of those runs being scored in the first three innings of the two games (and seven in the games' first innings). That's a pretty impressive statement to be making so early.
Slowest Trot: Vladimir Guerrero, Baltimore Orioles - 24.83 seconds [video]
Quickest Trot: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees - 17.88 seconds [video]