Now that he's with the Pittsburgh Pirates, slugger Ike Davis doesn't even require a properly functioning bat in order to go deep. Just make sure the Cincinnati Reds are the opponent and the bases are loaded — and he's good to go.
Davis connected for a grand slam for the second time this season against the Reds, despite breaking his bat on the swing, helping the Pirates take a lead and eventually win 6-5.
In his third game for the Pirates since coming over from the New York Mets in a trade this past week, Davis took right-hander Mike Leake into the first row in right field at PNC Park in the bottom of the fourth for a 4-2 lead. Davis has two home runs this season and both are slams.
On April 5 while still with the Mets and caught in a numbers game for playing time, Davis went deep against J.J. Hoover for a walk-off slam in the bottom of ninth at Citi Field. That one was a little more dramatic, and his bat stayed constituted for it.
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