It was a day of disappointments for some.
If you were one of those people hoping that Albert Pujols would somehow go homerless for the month of April again, your hopes were ruined on Saturday. If you were hoping to see Chris Davis keep his streak of consecutive games with a home run continue, you were out of luck. Anyone expecting Bryce Harper to always race through his tater trots will have to pay up on their bets. And anyone in Arizona hoping that Justin Upton would have a slow start is crying in their Mark Grace Racing Legends suit.
Let's get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: The Brothers Upton, Atlanta Braves – 19.06 seconds [video] and 20.45 seconds [video]
The Braves entered the bottom of the ninth on Saturday trailing the Cubs 5-4. B.J. Upton led off the inning against embattled closer Carlos Marmol with a shot to center field, just to the left of the batter's eye, to tie the game up. Two batters later, brother Justin Upton stepped up to the plate. The younger Upton had already homered earlier in the game, his fourth of the year. On a 1-2 pitch, Justin sent the ball flying to center field, this one landing just to the right of the batter's eye for his fifth home run in five games. With two swings of the bat, the Upton Brothers had won the game for the Braves.
The Uptons are only the third pairs of brothers to homer in the same inning, joining the Aarons and the Ripkens. They are the only pair to partner up on a walkoff win.
Slowest Trot: Albert Pujols #1, Los Angeles Angels – 25.95 seconds [video]
The Angels and Rangers combined for seven home runs in Arlington on Saturday, with Pujols getting his first two of the season. His first trot was the slowest of the day at 25.95 seconds, with the second trot coming in at number three at 25.0.
Quickest Trot: Collin Cowgill, New York Mets – 17.55 seconds [video]
Fans of quick trots weren't disappointed on Saturday. Cowgill's trot in Citi Field was the fastest of the day at 17.55 seconds, but only just barely. In Texas, Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos raced around the bases in 17.82 seconds. Cowgill does take the title of quickest trot of 2013 away from Bryce Harper with his time.
All of Today's Trots Albert Pujols #1..25.95 Ian Desmond.......21.15 Wilson Ramos #2...25.03 Paul Goldschmidt..21.08 Albert Pujols #2..25* Jed Lowrie........20.96 Chris Parmelee....23.96 Seth Smith........20.83 J.P. Arencibia....23.78 Ian Kinsler.......20.82* Pablo Sandoval....23.62 Mark Trumbo.......20.71 Anthony Rizzo.....23.44 Aaron Hill........20.71 Wilson Ramos #1...23.25 Bryce Harper......20.46 Luis Valbuena.....23.2 Justin Upton #2...20.45 Mitch Moreland....23 Michael Cuddyer...20.06 Jason Kubel.......22.69 Jason Castro......19.91 Alex Rios.........22.27 Justin Upton #1...19.58 Kelly Johnson.....22.02 Hunter Pence......19.21 Jayson Werth......21.94 Coco Crisp........19.16 Vernon Wells......21.94 B.J. Upton........19.06 Colby Rasmus......21.58 Peter Bourjos.....17.82 Shin-Soo Choo.....21.19 Collin Cowgill....17.55 Michael Saunders..21.16 Nelson Cruz.......N/A
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