Ike Davis belted a pinch-hit grand slam off J.J. Hoover in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets a 6-3 walk-off victory over the Reds Saturday. The dramatic moment came just a day after manager Terry Collins announced Lucas Duda would start over him at first base.
“That’s basically going to be my role, so that’s going to be every game,” Davis said later of being ready to come off the bench. “I’m obviously not going to hit a home run every time, but I have to be ready for those big at-bats and hopefully I can take advantage of them.”
Deep down we all know what Davis was thinking — and he said it with his bat.