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August 11, 2012

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for August 10

by Larry Granillo

It's a beautiful Saturday morning so let's get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Jordan Danks, Chicago White Sox - 21.82 seconds [video]
I'm not sure there's anything more memorable than hitting your first major league home run as a walkoff blast. It's only too bad that Danks will have to listen to Hawk Harrelson's call every time he wants to watch the home run for the rest of his life (and this was Hawk Harrelson dialed up to 11).

Also hitting his first career home run was Baltimore uber-prospect Manny Machado. In fact, Machado hit his first and second career home runs on Friday in only his second career game. The trots were a ridiculously consistent 20.03 and 20.07 seconds.

Slowest Trot: Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals - 25.49 seconds [video]
Beltran beats out Los Angeles' Juan Rivera for the slowest trot of the night on Friday. Considering Rivera's typical trots, that's quite a feat.

Thursday's slowest trot went to Billy Butler at 28.13 seconds. It's funny, Butler always looks like he's moving slow but he rarely comes through with a trot this bad. Even better, Butler also hit a triple on Thursday. The triple came through in 13.2 seconds, meaning Butler could have run to third twice in the time it took him to round the bases on his home run.

Quickest Trot: Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers - 14.61 seconds [video]
We seem to be on a rash of inside the park home runs recently. Jackson's came about when Texas rightfielder Nelson Cruz tried to dive for the ball off Jackson's bat. When it skipped passed him, Jackson was off for the races. Two other players - Carlos Corporan and Omar Quintanilla - had 17-second trots on Friday. Either would have easily been the quickest trot of the day pretty much any day of the year. Instead, they are a mere afterthought to Jackson's sprint around the bases.

 

All of Today's Trots

Carlos Beltran....25.49	 Dan Uggla.........21.7
Juan Rivera.......24.98	 Chase Headley #1..21.6*
Ryan Zimmerman....24.22	 Kelly Johnson.....20.77
Prince Fielder....23.86	 Dustin Ackley.....20.7
Asdrubal Cabrera..23.71	 Justin Ruggiano...20.62
AJ Pierzynski.....23.52	 Ryan Doumit.......20.6
Michael Morse.....22.93	 Alexi Amarista....20.39*
Salvador Perez....22.76	 Manny Machado #2..20.07
John Jaso.........22.66	 Manny Machado #1..20.03
Dayan Viciedo.....22.64	 Brandon Moss......19.89
Garrett Jones.....22.47	 Josh Hamilton.....19.85
Mark Teixeira.....22.47	 Mike Trout........19.77
Matt Joyce........22.41	 Travis Snider.....19.58
Cody Ross.........22.4	 Chase Utley.......19.1
Jason Heyward.....22.37	 Ryan Ludwick......18.71
Alexei Ramirez....21.88* Omar Quintanilla..17.88
Chase Headley #2..21.82	 Carlos Corporan...17.39
Jordan Danks......21.82	 Austin Jackson....14.61

Thursday's Trots

Billy Butler......28.13	 Matt Wieters......21.93
Alfonso Soriano...25.37	 Todd Frazier......21.8
Adrian Gonzalez...25.19	 Jason Kubel #1....21.41
Michael Morse #1..24.32	 Wil Nieves........21.24
Michael Morse #2..24.12	 Jason Donald......20.92
Carlos Beltran....23.51	 Jason Kubel #2....20.51
Alex Avila........23.46	 Justin Ruggiano...20.44
Alex Gordon.......23.05	 Zack Cozart.......19.21
Eric Chavez.......22.55	 Andres Torres.....18.49
Mark Teixeira.....22.43*

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.

Related Content:  Carlos Corporan,  Trot Times,  Home Run Trots

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