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July 24, 2012

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for July 23

by Larry Granillo

It's been a few days since the last Tater Trot Tracker post. And though I was able to time each trot over the weekend, I missed highlighting a few special home runs. The biggest homers of note came on Saturday, when Cole Hamels served up a home run to Matt Cain in the top of the third inning and then, in the bottom of the inning, Cain returned the favor to Hamels. It was the first time two starters had hit home runs in the same inning since 1990. Hamels, who had never hit a home run before, won the race between the two pitchers, besting Cain's 21.51 second trot with a 21.13 second trot of his own.

Also over the weekend was a three home run day from Jason Kubel, whose trots were all between 21.28 seconds and 21.49 seconds. Talk about consistency. Miguel Cabrera hit his 300th home run on Sunday, joining a select group of players to have reached the milestone before their 30th birthday. Cabrera's blast was a moonshot into the camera wells beyond the centerfield wall at Comerica Park. It deserves to be seen. Jim Thome hit his 610th career home run, Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs over the three days, and Adrian Gonzalez pushed his way into the ten slowest trots of the year with a 28.28 second stroll on Sunday (video).

It was a good weekend. Now let's get to Monday's trots!

Home Run of the Day: Mike Napoli, Texas Rangers - 23.94 seconds [video]
Napoli gets the honor today thanks to his monster blast to leftfield. It was no Miguel Cabera #300, but it was still a thrill to watch.

Slowest Trot: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies - 25.66 seconds [video]
It seems a bit out of character for CarGo to find himself here. Before Monday, Gonzalez's slowest trot of the year was 24.4 seconds. Something about the ninth-inning, down-by-four, solo blast kept Gonzalez on the bases quite a bit longer than usual.

Ryan Howard's home run against the Brewers had some confusion on the field, causing Howard to stop at second. Because of this, his trot was not clockable. Mike Napoli and Alex Rios also had non-qualifying trots over the weekend.

Quickest Trot: Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies - 18.8 seconds [video]
Utley barely edges Colorado's Josh Rutledge for the quickest trot of the night. Rutledge clocked in at 18.85 seconds on his first career home run.

 

All of Today's Trots

Carlos Gonzalez........25.66  Buster Posey.......21.91
Adam Dunn..............24.24  Alex Rodriguez.....21.23
Mike Napoli............23.94  Luis Cruz..........20.67
Alex Rios..............23.04* David Wright.......20.18
Ryan Doumit............22.96  Paul Goldschmidt...20.07
Paul Konerko...........22.78  Bryce Harper.......19.92
Michael Morse..........22.53* Ike Davis..........19.83
Carlos Beltran.........22.44  Emilio Bonifacio...19.64
Jarrod Saltalamacchia..22.35  Josh Rutledge......18.85
Shin-Soo Choo..........22.24  Chase Utley........18.8
Carlos Gomez...........21.94  Ryan Howard........n/a

Sunday's Trots

Adrian Gonzalez......28.28*  Brett Lawrie.........22.12
Billy Butler.........26.16   Nate Schierholtz #2..22.07
Juan Rivera..........26.14   JJ Hardy.............21.95
Carlos Santana.......24.76   Ryan Doumit #1.......21.6
Yuniesky Betancourt..24.68   John Mayberry #2.....21.57
Pedro Alvarez........24.57   Jason Kubel..........21.43*
Wilson Betemit.......24	     Kevin Youkilis.......21.36
Miguel Cabrera #1....23.71   Jacoby Ellsbury......21.05*
Matt Holliday........23.7    Quintin Berry........20.93*
Nelson Cruz..........23.17*  John Mayberry #1.....20.92
Bobby Wilson.........23.07   Justin Maxwell.......20.84
Brandon Inge.........23.04   Ryan Zimmerman #1....20.77
Rajai Davis..........22.78   Ryan Zimmerman #2....20.59
JP Arencibia.........22.64   Brennan Boesch.......20.43
Albert Pujols........22.61   Kurt Suzuki..........20.26
Carlos Beltran.......22.59   Seth Smith...........20.02
Miguel Cabrera #2....22.56   Travis Snider........18.97
Chris Young..........22.41   Curtis Granderson....18.94*
Ryan Doumit #2.......22.22   Alex Rios............n/a
Nate Schierholtz #1..22.2

Saturday's Trots

Brandon Phillips.......24.69  Adrian Beltre..........21.46
Melky Cabrera..........23.96  Edwin Encarnacion......21.36
JP Arencibia...........23.79  Ryan Ludwick...........21.32
Ryan Howard............23.54  Jason Kubel #3.........21.3
Yoenis Cespedes........23.24  Jason Kubel #2.........21.28
Chipper Jones..........23.18  Buster Posey...........21.2
Ian Kinsler............22.96  Cole Hamels............21.13
Brian McCann...........22.94  Jesus Guzman...........21.04
Jim Thome..............22.67  Ronny Cedeno...........21.03
Yorvit Torrealba.......22.6   Jarrod Saltalamacchia..21
Shin-Soo Choo..........21.72  Brandon Inge...........19.56*
Juan Uribe.............21.64  Brennan Boesch.........19.55
Matt Cain..............21.51  Ryan Flaherty..........19.28*
Justin Ruggiano........21.5   Chase Utley............18.74
Jason Kubel #1.........21.49  Mike Napoli #2.........n/a
Mike Napoli #1.........21.47

Friday's Trots

Brian McCann.......24.42  Elvis Andrus.......21.16
Carlos Peguero.....24.2	  Luis Cruz..........20.82
Asdrubal Cabrera...24.16  Justin Upton.......20.57
Carlos Gonzalez....24.08* Robinson Cano......20.5*
Scott Moore........24.06  Jose Reyes.........20.49
Jack Hannahan......23.96  Pedro Alvarez......20.28
Jim Thome..........23.63  Neil Walker........20.27
Ryan Howard........23.53  Mike Trout.........20.23
Carlos Corporan....23.15  Alejandro De Aza...20.22
Yasmani Grandal....22.91  Jay Bruce..........20.12*
Matt Kemp..........22.83  Ryan Flaherty......19.93
Jordany Valdespin..22.8	  BJ Upton...........19.79
Ryan Zimmerman.....22.41  Darin Mastroianni..19.77
Matt Holliday......21.82  Mark Trumbo........19.74
Brandon Crawford...21.81  Russell Martin.....19.67
Michael Morse......21.74  Danny Espinosa.....19.15
Carlos Quentin.....21.66  Zack Cozart........18.64
Chase Headley......21.32  Scott Rolen........18.03

Click here for the ongoing 2012 Tater Trot Tracker Leaderboard. You can also follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

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