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May 18, 2011
Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for May 17
There were four rainouts across the league yesterday. Pretty impressive. Makes me wonder if Mother Nature is going to try and set a personal best later on this week, maybe bring it up to six or seven rainouts on a single night. That'd be something to write about.
As it is, with a third of the league stuck in their hotel rooms rewatching Anchorman, there were only twelve home runs hit on Tuesday. There were some pretty good ones, though.
Why don't we get to the trots?
Home Run of the Day: Brian McCann #2, Atlanta Braves - 22.51 seconds [video]
Slowest Trot: Alex Rodriguez #1, New York Yankees - 22.79 seconds [video]
Quickest Trot: Brian McCann #1, Atlanta Braves - 19.52* seconds [video]
There's a chance that Elliot Johnson's 19.62 second trot was the fastest of the day, though. In the McCann highlight, a Braves player stands in front of the camera right as McCann gets to the plate. If McCann stepped on the plate at a slightly different moment than it looked like, Johnson's time could be quicker.
All of Today's Trots Alex Rodriguez #1..22.79 Carlos Santana.....21.04 Brent Morel........22.53 Asdrubal Cabrera...20.72 Brian McCann #2....22.51 Brett Wallace......19.98 Carlos Pena........22.24 Troy Tulowitzki....19.72 Matt Kemp..........21.68 Elliot Johnson.....19.62 Alex Rodriguez #2..21.49 Brian McCann #1....19.52*