This just in: Peter Bourjos is fast …
That’s how long it took the lightning-fast Peter Bourjos to motor around the bases on a three-run, inside-the-park homer in Wednesday’s fourth inning. Don’t believe me? Time it yourself. Had he not been on somewhat of a trot after he rounded first base, it would’ve taken him how long? 13.5 seconds?
“When I was coming around second, I could see [Denard] Span was still trying to get to the ball, and I felt like it would probably take two perfect throws to get me,” said Bourjos, who doesn’t recall ever being timed around the bases.
“Pete can fly,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “To get around the bases like he did there is incredible. … When he opens up those burners, it’s fun to watch.”
Even Jered Weaver, who was tagged with five runs in six-plus innings in the 6-5 loss, couldn’t help but crack a smile when asked how much he enjoys watching Bourjos run the bases.
“It’s always fun,” he said. “I think everybody else [enjoys it], too, even the opposing team’s fans. It’s always fun to watch him turn it on there. It was a high school home run. That was nice.”