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.
The Braves announced on Thursday that the club has inked lefty reliever Will Smith to a three-year, $39 million contract with a club option for the 2023 season worth $13 million. Smith received a qualifying offer worth $17.8 million from the Giants, so he opted for a lower average annual value for a longer contract.
Smith, 30, was an All-Star last season with the Giants, finishing with 34 saves, a 2.76 ERA, and a 96/21 K/BB ratio across 65 1/3 innings. Across parts of seven seasons in the majors, he has a 3.53 ERA.
Smith, the top free agent left-handed reliever, will join a strong Braves bullpen which already includes Mark Melancon, Shane Greene, and Sean Newcomb.