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August 15, 2012

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for August 14

by Larry Granillo

The Tater Trot Tracker will be Melky Cabrera-free today—though that's only because he hasn't hit a home run since August 4. I guess those PEDs weren't doing much, huh? *nudge, nudge*

Let's get to some real trots!

Home Run of the Day: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds - 18.95* seconds [video]
A walkoff home run for Bruce. It was 0-0 game in the bottom of the ninth when Bruce hit his home run. That's pretty darn exciting.

Slowest Trot: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals - 23.93 seconds [video]
Bad luck for Holliday to find himself atop this list for such a seemingly normal home run trot. Holliday just edges out Nick Swisher for the slowest trot of the day.

Swisher was interesting. Watching the video, Swisher put his body into a position to sprint out of the box as soon as he made contact. It didn't last long, however, because once Swisher saw that the ball had a chance to leave the yard, he stopped himself from running in order to watch the ball fly. And it wasn't like this ball was flying down the rightfield line; it landed over the bullpen wall in right-center. That's not a maneuver that you generally see from home run hitters (and it's one that I expect opposing teams wouldn't appreciate).

Quickest Trot: Omar Quintanilla, Baltimore Orioles - 18.3 seconds [video]
A nice quick sprint for the Orioles second-baseman. Quintanilla beats out the walkoff blast from Bruce for the day's quickest trot. Bruce and Quintanilla were the only two players to come in under 20 seconds on Tuesday.

 

All of Today's Trots

Matt Holliday......23.93  Martin Maldonado...21.67
Nick Swisher.......23.72  Casey Kotchman.....21.51
Michael Brantley...23.52  Dan Uggla..........21.44
Josh Willingham....23.46  Wilin Rosario......21.13
Jimmy Rollins......23.15  Andy Dirks.........21.07
Albert Pujols......22.91  Fernando Martinez..21.05
Mark Reynolds #1...22.7   Mark Teixeira......20.78
Mark Reynolds #2...22.68  Scott Moore........20.28
Eric Young Jr......22.53  Jon Jay............20.28
Brett Wallace......22.36  Martin Prado.......20.17
Miguel Montero.....22.07  Jay Bruce..........18.95*
Erick Aybar........21.85  Omar Quintanilla...18.3

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