After going 3-for-9 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored in his first two games after coming over from the Mets, Ike Davis did this against Reds right-hander Mike Leake this evening at PNC Park in Pittsburgh:
Yes, it’s a broken-bat grand slam. It’s actually his second grand slam of the young season, as he launched a game-winner against the Reds back on April 5. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Davis is the first player ever to hit grand slams for different teams in April. He now has three grand slams in his career.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles and Mets have discussed a trade for Matt Harvey.
Rosenthal says the discussions have involved a reliever going back to New York and observes that that Harvey and Brad Brach are projected for similar salaries in their final arbitration years which could make a financial match.
There have been a handful of Harvey rumors over the past couple of days, with a report coming out yesterday that the Mets have spoken with at least two teams about their fallen ace. Jon Heyman said today that the Rangers may have been one of those teams. Maybe the Orioles are the second or, perhaps, the third?
All if this has to be pretty deflating if you’re a Mets fan, given the promise and dominance Harvey showed before injuries waylaid him the past two seasons. Harvey is still just 28 but he made only 18 starts and one relief appearance last year, posting a 6.70 ERA with a 67/47 K/BB ratio in 92.2 innings.
If the Mets can’t find a trade partner this winter, they’ll clearly hope for him to rebound at least a little bit in 2018, allowing him to regain some trade value.