A recent Cut4 article brought up another one of Rajai Davis’ clutch home runs in addition to his one that went down in Cleveland Indians lore.
Davis isn’t exactly tearing it up for the Indians in 2018, but he is doing well enough in his part-time role to warrant keeping him on the roster. His 16 stolen bases are good enough for the team lead.
But a lot of the greatness surrounding Davis is in his past, at least until he does something wild this October. Fans already know that the biggest hit of his career came in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Yet there is another home run that goes down in Davis’ career as one to remember. It came back in 2014 when he was a member of the Tigers, and was brought to light again in a post by Cut4. It was four years ago to the day when Davis did the impossible and hit a walk-off grand slam.
What is it with Rajai and these big home runs? He only has 61 regular season home runs along with one in the postseason. But when this man goes yard, he can provide fans along the shores of Lake Erie with moments to remember forever.
He does have one home run this season and it came at Comerica Park. Go figure.
Even if Davis only plays every few days, he is an asset on the bench for Terry Francona. His base-stealing abilities are so valuable it is hard to think about cutting him. Then there is the veteran presence, which never hurts.
We will know more about how the front office plans to attack the rest of the season once the trade deadline passes, but I don’t expect Davis’ role to change between now and August 1. Just keep stealing bases and hitting legendary home runs.