WATCH: Davis crushes game-tying grand slam for his first career home run
|Saturday, May 4, 2019, 5:41 PM- -|
For a Chicago Cubs player, hitting a grand slam against the rival St. Louis Cardinals is quite the feat, but when it marks the first home run of that player's career, it is the kind of thing that baseball dreams are made of. Playing in just his fourth game of the season, Cubs catcher Taylor Davis did just that, as the 29-year-old longtime minor leaguer went yard for the first time in his MLB career with a grand slam against the Cardinals on Saturday.
The game-tying grand slam came in the bottom of the fourth, with the dinger tying the game up at 5-5 and inciting a roar from the Wrigley Field faithful. Davis swung at the first pitch thrown to him by Cardinals starter Michael Wacha in the at-bat and drove it 416 feet out to left. Davis' first career yard ball was smoked off the bat at 104 miles per hour and had a launch angle of 27 degrees. With the bases-clearing bomb, Davis became the first player to hit a grand slam for his first home run as a member of the Cubs since fellow catcher Rene Rivera did so in 2017.