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July 30, 2012

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for July 29

by Larry Granillo

It may have been a fun weekend for some baseball fans out there - Hanley Ramirez's go-ahead blast for the Dodgers, Ike Davis's three home runs on Saturday, another blast from Adam Dunn - but I can't help but focus on the horrific Nationals/Brewers game I was at yesterday. Francisco Rodriguez ruins an eighth-inning four run lead, John Axford blows two different leads, back-to-back home runs from Norichika Aoki and Carlos Gomez are wasted... and the worst thing is, this is routine these days for the Brewers. Not a lot of fun to be at a game like that.

Well, let's get to the trots.

Home Run of the Day: Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs - 22.54 seconds [video]
Sorry, Michael Morse, but I'd rather not think about that game any more. Luckily, Chicago's star-of-the-future hit a tenth-inning walkoff blast on Sunday afternoon. That's a pretty solid entry for Home Run of the Day.

Slowest Trot: Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers #1 - 26.3 seconds [video]
It was a two home run day for Peralta. The second trot was 23.57 seconds, a much more standard time. The 26.3 seconds of his first trot even beat out Chipper Jones for the slowest of the day by more than a second (Chipper came around in 25.16 seconds).

Quickest Trot: Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers - 16.64 seconds [video]
Gomez is having quite a week. Not only does he have four home runs over the last seven days or so, he now also has four of the six quickest tater trots of the season. And that's with Gomez moving a little slow out of the box at the start of the trot and slowing down a step or two at the end. Amazing. Keep it up!

 

All of Today's Trots

Jhonny Peralta #1.26.3   Justin Morneau....21.77
Chipper Jones.....25.16  Roger Bernadina...21.69*
Matt Wieters......23.77  Shane Victorino...21.25
Garrett Jones.....23.71  Corey Hart........20.92*
Rickie Weeks......23.68  Drew Stubbs.......20.68
Jhonny Peralta #2.23.57* Steve Lombardozzi.20.05
Yonder Alonso.....23.21  Michael Morse.....20.04
Jordan Schafer....22.84  Russell Martin....19.23
Anthony Rizzo.....22.54  Josh Rutledge.....18.65
Carlos Beltran....22.38  Omar Quintanilla..18.63
Norichika Aoki....21.86  Jason Heyward.....17.59
Jay Bruce.........21.85  Carlos Gomez......16.64

Saturday's Trots

Chris Carter.......25.47* Ryan Zimmerman.....22.16
Carlos Santana.....25.01  Alex Presley.......22.06
Michael Cuddyer....24.96  Tyler Moore........21.31
Yoenis Cespedes....24.91  Todd Frazier.......21.31
Paul Konerko.......24.81  Justin Ruggiano....21.23
Mike Napoli........24.08  Ryan Ludwick #1....21.17
Mark Teixeira......24     Colby Rasmus.......21
Miguel Montero.....23.99  Chase Utley........20.94
Josh Willingham....23.77  Drew Stubbs........20.69
Ike Davis #2.......23.61  Ike Davis #1.......20.69
Adam Dunn..........23.2   Ryan Ludwick #2....20.43
Adrian Gonzalez....23.1   Edwin Encarnacion..20.07
Jayson Nix.........23.06  Matt Kemp..........19.82
Neil Walker........22.88  Corey Brown........19.73
Yunel Escobar......22.75  AJ Ellis...........19.66*
Jesus Montero......22.74  Ben Zobrist........18.66
Jose Reyes.........22.66  Chris Stewart......17.92
Nick Markakis......22.48  Scott Rolen........17.79
Ike Davis #3.......22.42

Friday's Trots

Hanley Ramirez........25.04  Nelson Cruz...........21.35*
Chris Carter..........24.76* Alex Presley..........21.33
Lance Berkman.........24.43  Russell Martin........21.25
Aramis Ramirez........24.16  Mike Carp.............21.15
Yadier Molina.........23.47  Corey Hart............21.11
Anthony Rizzo.........23.3   Prince Fielder........21.1
Ike Davis.............23.3   Allen Craig...........20.87
Matt Holliday.........23.19  Ben Francisco.........20.79
John Jaso.............23.09* Jeff Keppinger........20.79
Miguel Cabrera........22.99  Travis Snider.........20.74
Chris Davis...........22.48  Matt Carpenter........20.68
David Wright..........22.39  Chris Johnson.........20.2
Justin Morneau........22.19  Brandon Hicks.........19.92
Jarrod Saltalamacchia.22.1   Alexei Ramirez........19.68
Michael McKenry.......22.1   Raul Ibanez...........19.4
Kevin Youkilis........21.94  Curtis Granderson.....19.24
Brian McCann..........21.91  Adam Jones............19
Josh Willingham.......21.88  Dustin Pedroia........18.72
Carl Crawford.........21.39

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