Dansby Swanson crushes grand slam for second homer of the night (Video)

Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson. (Edward M. Pio Roda/Getty Images)
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson. (Edward M. Pio Roda/Getty Images) /

Dansby Swanson had himself a night against the Brewers with a grand slam off the left-field pole at Truist Park for his second homer.

Dansby Swanson took the spirit of Hank Aaron weekend at Truist Park extra seriously.

The Atlanta Braves shortstop went long twice during Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, with his second homer hitting the left-field pole for a grand slam.

The 380-foot shot in the seventh inning had Atlanta dubbing Swanson “Grandsby.”

Swanson’s grand slam put the Braves up 8-1, which became the final scoreline. He actually accounted for seven of Atlanta’s eight runs on the night. He singled in the fourth to score Austin Riley, tying the game at 1-1. Then he blasted a 426-foot two-run home run in the sixth to take the lead.


Milwaukee should have known better than to give him something to hit in the seventh with the bases loaded.

Dansby Swanson went off for the Braves against the Brewers.

With 20 home runs this season, Swanson has tied the single-season record for home runs by a Braves shortstop, per Bally Sports. He’s batting .244/.300/.457 this season.

It just so happened the Braves chose this weekend to honor home run king Hank Aaron. They’re wearing 1974 throwback jerseys, which will be auctioned off to benefit the Henry Louis Aaron Fund.

Swanson has been feeling it lately, so maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise. He hit his first career grand slam nine days ago against the Phillies. If things really do come in threes, keep an eye out for the shortstop.

Atlanta lost the first game of the homestand against the Brewers, so Saturday’s result was some sweet revenge. They’ll go at it again on Sunday to settle the series.

The Braves are 52-53 on the season and four games behind the New York Mets in the NL East.

Next. 3 reasons the Braves won the trade deadline. dark