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April 27, 2011

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for April 26

by Larry Granillo

There were five different players across the league on Tuesday who went home after the game celebrating a multi-home run day. It generally feels rare just seeing one person with two home runs in a game, so seeing five on the same night is pretty impressive. It's just one of those weird, random occurrences, I guess. Unless, of course, pitchers from San Diego, Texas, Chicago, Kanas City and New York all conspired together to make it a night we wouldn't forget. Sounds plausible.

Let's get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Todd Helton #2, Colorado Rockies - 26.12 seconds [video]
With all the multi-home run games, and with no one else really asserting himself with the Home Run of the Day, this honor goes to Todd Helton's second blast mostly for its nostalgia value. It wasn't lost on the Colorado television announcers, either. The call, after the ball left the yard, went something like this: "When was the last time...! Todd Helton flashing back to a bygone era in his storied career! Home run #336, his second jack of the night."

Watch the clip. It sounds a little more over the top than it reads.

Slowest Trot: Todd Helton #2, Colorado Rockies - 26.12 seconds [video]
Helton's first trot was a decent 23.49 seconds (which is pretty common for Helton), but his second was nearly three seconds slower. Maybe he was tired.

Other players hitting two home runs on Tuesday were Wilson Ramos, Jack Hannahan, Adam Lind, and David Ross.

Quickest Trot: Grady Sizemore, Cleveland Indians - 19.17 seconds [video]
Cleveland fans have to love seeing Sizemore back on the team, slugging home runs again. I'm just happy to see him trotting them out so consistently well. Ryan Braun, at 19.99 seconds, was the only other trotter to go under twenty seconds on Tuesday.

 

All of Today's Trots

Todd Helton #2......26.12	  David Ross #2.......22.28
Ryan Roberts........24.46	  Rickie Weeks........22.23**
Wilson Ramos #2.....23.99	  Jayson Werth........22.1
Todd Helton #1......23.49	  Matt LaPorta........21.71
Alfonso Soriano.....23.46	  Garrett Jones.......21.59
Justin Smoak........23.31	  Gaby Sanchez........21.24
Paul Konerko........23.14	  Jack Hannahan #1....21.2
Melky cabrera.......23.11	  Prince Fielder......21.18
David Ross #1.......23.09	  Miguel Olivo........21.09
Brandon Phillips....23.03	  Hunter Pence........20.86
Jack Hannahan #2....22.91	  Shin Soo Choo.......20.82
Adam Lind #2........22.91	  Adam Lind #1........20.82
Conor Jackson.......22.88	  Brett Gardner.......20.8
Robinson Cano.......22.79	  Ty Wigginton........20.46
Chipper Jones.......22.62	  Ryan Braun .........19.99
Wilson Ramos #1.....22.58	  Grady Sizemore......19.17
Ben Francisco.......22.3*
Related Content:  Jack Hannahan,  Todd Helton,  Jack Wilson

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