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May 25, 2011

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for May 24

by Larry Granillo

Another day, another three-home run game. How boring!

How about some trots?!

Home Run of the Day: Carlos Quentin #3, Chicago White Sox - 21.98 seconds [video]
I hope it's obvious that I don't actually think a three home run game is boring. They're always something to see (I was at a Blue Jays/Red Sox game where Adam Lind hit three home runs - it was incredibly fun to see in person). I also enjoy the randomness of the players who have hit three home runs this year (all in the last two weeks): Carlos Beltran, Jason Giambi, Corey Hart, Jose Bautista, and now Quentin. It's one of those things that makes baseball great.

Slowest Trot: Carlos Gonzalez #1, Colorado Rockies - 25.34 seconds [video]
Quentin wasn't the only one player with a multi-home run day on Tuesday. Gonzalez, Alex Avila, and David DeJesus also had great days at the plate, but they managed only two home runs a piece. Gonzalez's first blast, a solo shot off the upper deck in right field, edged out Avila's first for the slowest trot of the day.

Quickest Trot: Brad Hawpe, San Diego Padres - 19.1 seconds [video]
This confused me when I couldn't find Hawpe's home run highlight in with the rest of the Rockies' highlights. It makes more sense now that I realize he 's on the Padres. Hawpe's quick trot beat out good trots from (actual Rockie) Seth Smith and Mike Stanton.

 

All of Today's Trots

Carlos Gonzalez #1..25.34*    Alex Avila #2.......21.45
Alex Avila #1.......24.78     Jonathan Lucroy.....21.17
Michael Morse.......24.26     Jason Varitek.......21.12
Carlos Quentin #2...24.21     Matt Joyce..........20.94
Adam Dunn...........23.8      David DeJesus #1....20.56
Miguel Cabrera......23.38     Jay Gibbons.........20.52
Corey Hart..........23.31*    Russell Martin......20.38
Carlos Quentin #1...23.05     Ty Wigginton........20.35
Carlos Gonzalez #2..23	      Kelly Johnson.......20.2
Jason Giambi........22.84     Travis Buck.........20.08
Miguel Olivo........22.49     David DeJesus #2....20.03
Rickie Weeks........22.49     Jerry Sands.........19.71*
Alex Gordon.........22.44     Mike Stanton........19.51
Carlos Quentin #3...21.98     Seth Smith..........19.26
Adam Jones..........21.94     Brad Hawpe..........19.1

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