Mark Reynolds is best known for one thing: strikeouts. From 2008-2011, he lead the league in strikeouts each year, putting in a career high 223 in 2009. But striking out isn’t the only think Reynolds is good at. He’s got some pop too. Over his career he’s hit 210 home runs, sporting a 162 game average of 33. He’s a classic boom or bust slugger–a lesser Adam Dunn if you will.
Reynolds has been struggling for Milwaukee lately, having just one hit in the last week. Because of his slump, Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke gave Reynolds a night off last night as the Crew took on the Atlanta Braves.
Tonight, Reynolds was inserted back into the lineup, and it appears the night off worked to perfection. Reynolds came up with the bases loaded in the first inning and crushed a grand slam to left, putting the Brewers up, 4-0.
GET OUT THE BREAD AND MUSTARD, GRANDMA! IT’S GRAAANNDDDD SALAMIIIII TIME!
The Brewers can always use a spark like this whenever they can get it and really just about anyone in baseball can. It’s a rarity to see a grand slam but every time someone is lucky enough to see it live it’s one of those baseball memories you won’t soon forget. Plus, anytime you can talk about salami is a good time so we at the very least have that to take away from all of this.