Want to cap off Mother’s Day in “grand” fashion? Ask Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto how, Stanton and Votto both hit walk-off grand slams today, which is the first time that has happened since April 10, 1998 when Mo Vaughn and Steve Finley both accomplished what Votto and Stanton did today.
Giancarlo Stanton went 3-5 with four RBIs, which all came off one swing of the bat in the bottom of the ninth inning by Stanton. Stanton’s homerun was his 7th of the year. Giancarlo had this to say about his walk-off grand salami,”That one was one of those no-doubters off the bat,” “First-pitch heater, right down the middle. I’m looking for a pitch that is going to get the heart of the plate.”
Joey Votto had the best performance of the day in the MLB today in my opinon, not only because he hit a walk-off grand slam but he hit THREE homeruns in today’s game. Votto went 4-5 today with three bombs; Votto also had six RBIs and a double in today’s great performance. Votto came into today’s game with two homeruns, he left the ball park with FIVE, Votto came into today’s game with one more homer than Albert Pujols, he now has five times the amount of bombs Pujols has this year.
To me, this Reds win is going to be a momentum changer for the Reds, which is what the club really needs right now. I mean, after sitting around for three hours after the scheduled start time to finally play, and to come back and win in the 9th inning on a walk-off grand slam? That has to feel awesome; I believe this will get the guy’s sprits up. The Reds will need to have a lot of momentum going their way because they have 19 games in the next 19 days.