August 23, 2011
Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for August 22
Finally, the Tater Trot Tracker is back. As I mentioned in yesterday's Wezen-Ball post, I was knocked down by some sort of pneumonia-like bug for the past week that kept me from doing anything, let alone meticulously watching home run trots 30+ times a day.
Sadly, this means I've missed some seriously exciting home runs. There were at least two inside-the-park home runs hit. Garrett Jones had a remarkable walkoff blast (for which I received a great email from a reader who was there). Brian Bogusevic walked-off his own game with a grand slam while his Astros were down three. And quite a few more. For fans of the home run, this past week seemed to be a pretty special one.
I have not yet timed those home runs, but I will be doing so in the near-future. In the meantime, you can now expect a return to the daily Tater Trot Tracker posts. Thank God.
Now let's get to those trots!
Home Run of the Day: J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles - 19.92 seconds [video]
Slowest Trot: Ryan Doumit, Pittsburgh Pirates - 24.71 seconds [video]
Quickest Trot: Brian Bogusevic, Houston Astros - 18.96 seconds [video]
All of Today's Trots Ryan Doumit......24.71 Freddie Freeman..21.31 Alex Avila.......23.46 Ryan Braun.......21.19 Carlos Gonzalez..23.31 John Mayberry....20.88 Jayson Werth.....23.3 Ichiro Suzuki....20.6 Matt Wieters.....23.3 Evan Longoria....20.56 Lance Berkman....22.95 Henry Blanco.....20.38 Hunter Pence.....22.64 Corey Hart.......20.06 Mike Napoli......21.86 Ryan Ludwick.....20.05 Dan Uggla........21.56 Don Kelly........20.04 Matt Joyce.......21.55 J.J. Hardy.......19.92 Matt Downs.......21.48 Brian Bogusevic..18.96