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June 12, 2012
Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for June 11
Monday was one of those super-light days, with only four games on the schedule. If it weren't for four home runs in the Nationals/Blue Jays game, we'd have only two trots to look at today. Sadly, those four homers hit north of the border featured neither Brett Lawrie nor Bryce Harper. The Angles/Dodgers game didn't disappoint, however.
Let's get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels - 23.1 seconds [video]
All that is to say that there's a good reason Mike Trout doesn't get as many mentions here. His trots just aren't that interesting. The rest of his play on the field, however, is phenomenal. Trout is 20 years old and doesn't seem to be bothered at all by everything in front of him. It's amazing to watch, and that is why his bomb to the leftfield corner of Dodger Stadium gets Home Run of the Day.
Slowest Trot: Adam LaRoche, Washington Nationals - 24.12 seconds [video]
Quickest Trot: Yan Gomes, Toronto Blue Jays - 19.06 seconds [video]
All of Today's Trots Adam LaRoche...24.12 Mike Trout.....23.1 Rick Ankiel....20.73 Colby Rasmus...20.08 Raul Ibanez....19.6 Yan Gomes......19.06