Originally written on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 10/15/14
A lot of exciting stuff happened across the big leagues yesterday, so let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Scott Van Slyke, Los Angeles Dodgers - 19.76 seconds [video] As a Brewers fan, I really wanted to put Jonathan Lucroy's second home run here. It was the first game in his career batting clean-up and somehow Lucroy managed two home runs and seven RBIs in a 16-4 drubbing of the Twins. However, in the end, it was just a grand slam in the seventh inning of an already out-of-hand 12-4 game. It wasn't enough to overcome two great home runs across the country. Scott Van Slyke, son of former major leaguer Andy Van Slyke, gets the top honor, but it's mostly because the other trot was already the slowest of the day. Van Slyke's three-run home run came as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning with his team down two. The home run was the first of Van Slyke's career and put the team ahead for good in the Sunday night game of the week. ...
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