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Sorry for the late post today. The lunch hour gets tough during busy times at work. But at least we had a great night for home runs to make up for it.

Let's get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies – 21.72 seconds [video]
This could just as easily be Jay Bruce's tenth-inning home run from the Reds/Phillies game, but we'll go with Howard's blast because it kept the game alive. A game that took 19 innings to complete and saw Wilson Valdez – far from a pitcher! – pitch the last frame en route to a victory. There wasn't much to dislike about this game, and the two tenth-inning shots only made it that much more exciting. I just wonder if I would have been able to stay all nineteen innings if I were in Philadelphia last night.

In Milwaukee, Zack Greinke made his case for Home Run of the Day (24.86 seconds) by lacing a flyball down the rightfield line. It's only his second career home run, and his first in the National League. You can tell he was excited about the blast because he actually laughed in the postgame press conference.

Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox – 28.9 seconds [video]
I'm beginning to have a hard time coming up with something to say about Papi's slow trots. I was about 55% certain this one would get to the thirty-second mark as he approached third base. That's pretty darn slow.

Quickest Trot: Michael Bourn, Houston Astros – 18.66 seconds [video]
A leadoff blast and the quickest trot of the day. Not at all surprising from Michael Bourn.

 

All of Today's Trots

David Ortiz............28.9	 Jarrod Saltalamacchia..21.99*
Melky Cabrera..........26.13	 Andruw Jones #2........21.88
Zack Greinke...........24.86	 Ryan Howard............21.72
Matt Kemp..............24.3	 Ben Francisco..........21.59
Eric Hinske............24.21	 Mark Teixeira..........21.47
Torii Hunter...........23.83*	 Brad Hawpe.............21.14*
Mark Reynolds..........23.42	 Brooks Conrad..........21.01
Steve Pearce...........22.92	 Jay Bruce..............20.02
Alberto Callaspo.......22.64	 Dustin Pedroia.........19.98
Carl Crawford..........22.57	 Michael Morse..........19.52*
Franklin Gutierrez.....22.56	 Michael Bourn..........18.66
Andruw Jones #1........22.3

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jhardman
5/27
Greinke's tater assures me he gets an "N" power rating on his Strat card next year. :-)