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September 11, 2012

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for September 10

by Larry Granillo

The Tater Trot Tracker has been absent the past couple of days, so let's get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates - 20.48 seconds [video]
McCutchen takes this spot almost by default, with few home runs of note being hit on Monday. The Pirates and Reds played a 14-inning affair helped in part by this home run, the first for Pittsburgh in five games. Cincinnati would come through with the victory after the Pirates squandered a bases-loaded, no-outs situation in the top half of the 14th.

In other home runs, Colorado pitcher Alex White hit his first career home run against the Giants on Monday. On Sunday, Tampa Bay's BJ Upton hit three home runs. The slowest of his three trots was 18.66 seconds, with the quickest falling just outside of the year's top 10 at 17.41 seconds. That might be the shortest amount of time any player has spent on the bases in a three home run game.

Slowest Trot: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants - 23.67 seconds [video]
Bad luck for Posey. Of 18 home runs hit on the day, someone had to be the slowest.

Saturday was a bit slower. Ryan Zimmerman capped the day's trots with a 27.75 second stroll which beat out the second slowest of the day (Brandon Phillips' 25.63 second trot) by over two seconds.

Quickest Trot: Chris Heisey, Cincinnati Reds - 18.03 seconds [video]
You can always count on Heisey to give a nice quick trot. Only Brandon Moss, at 19.93 seconds, joined Heisey in the under-20-second club Monday night.

Joining BJ Upton on Sunday with a quick trot was Curtis Granderson, whose 17.57 second trot was nearly identical to Upton's fastest. On Saturday, Logan Forsythe also joined the 17-second club with a 17.98 second trot.

 

All of Today's Trots

Buster Posey.......23.67  Lonnie Chisenhall..21.3
Scott Hairston.....23.55  Kurt Suzuki........21.21
Alex White.........23.26  Domonic Brown......21.07*
Cameron Maybin.....22.78  Gordon Beckham.....20.63
AJ Pierzynski......22.48  Hunter Pence.......20.49
Ian Desmond........22.19  Andrew McCutchen...20.48
Ryan Doumit........21.97  Cliff Pennington...20.15
Alex Rios..........21.83* Brandon Moss.......19.93
Ryan Zimmerman.....21.35  Chris Heisey.......18.03

Sunday's Trots

Carlos Quentin.....24.97  Derek Jeter........21.9
Alfonso Soriano....24.96  Buster Posey.......21.61
Jose Molina........24.73  Jacoby Ellsbury....21.51*
Chase Headley......24.66  Tyler Greene.......21.22
Carlos Santana.....24.42  Andrew McCutchen...21.21
Chris Nelson.......24.38  Anthony Recker.....21.01
Carlos Beltran.....24.2   Giancarlo Stanton..20.94
Matt Holliday......23.89  Josh Donaldson.....20.81
Brian McCann.......23.78  Mike Trout.........20.27
Justin Morneau #2..23.26* Chris Denorfia.....19.56
Justin Morneau #1..22.64  Kyle Seager........19.54*
Andy Dirks.........22.38  Dustin Pedroia.....18.93
Ty Wigginton.......22.21  BJ Upton #2........18.66
Alberto Callaspo...22.05  BJ Upton #3........18.59
Josh Vitters.......22.04  Curtis Granderson..17.57
Jonny Gomes........21.96  BJ Upton #1........17.41
Matt Dominguez.....21.92  Norichika Aoki.....n/a

Saturday's Trots

Ryan Zimmerman.....27.75  Anthony Gose.......21.21
Brandon Phillips...25.63  George Kottaras....21.18*
Josh Hamilton......25.13  Mike Trout.........20.44
Alex Rodriguez.....24.34  Giancarlo Stanton..20.43
Paul Konerko.......24.33* Justin Upton.......20.24
Rickie Weeks.......24.31  Jesus Flores.......20.09
Alfonso Soriano....24.06  Aaron Hill.........20.01
Yunel Escobar......23.76  Dayan Viciedo......19.84
Brian McCann.......23.05  Jay Bruce..........19.64
Aramis Ramirez.....22.81  Jayson Werth.......19.55
Mark Reynolds......22.44  Gorkys Hernandez...19.34
Eric Hinske........22.22  Ronny Cedeno.......19.11
Tyler Flowers......22.18  Lew Ford...........18.39
Jason Kubel #2.....21.85  Logan Forsythe.....17.98
JJ Hardy...........21.61  Bryce Harper.......n/a
Jason Kubel #1.....21.4

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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