The Tennessee Smokies Just Walked It Off on a Grand Slam!

Hey, another fun Cubs-related game result for your evening before you close up shop: the Double-A Tennessee Smokies not only just won, and not only just walked it off, they won on a walk-off grand slam!

Infielder Jake Slaughter has been crushing the ball ever since he arrived at the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate, and he sent Smokies fans home happy with this walk-off blast:

Coming into tonight’s game, Slaughter was hitting a preposterous .379/.448/.741/204 wRC+ over his 15 games at Double-A, and now he’s added that homer and another single. I mean, he’s outhitting Matt Mervis right now there at Tennessee, and that just seems impossible! (Also, Mervis homered tonight, because of course he did.)

written by

Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

more cubs news

MLBits: Hader’s Unprecedented Usage Rules Over the Years, Cruz’s Laser Show, Walk-Offs, More

After the Milwaukee Brewers won an arbitration hearing against Josh Hader in 2019, the reliever decided to protect himself until a team decided to give him a long-term commitment with unprecedented self-imposed usage rules. That and more in today's MLB...

Adbert Alzolay Went for a Second Opinion on His Forearm Injury

[ankin_law] From a very happy post about the Chicago Cubs' bullpen to a more unhappy one. Adbert Alzolay, placed on the Injured List about 10 days ago because of a forearm issue, is now getting a second opinion from a...

More on the Kyle Hendricks Bullpen Transition

Of all the Chicago Cubs' starting pitchers in the modern era (1901-today), only 18 have thrown more innings for the team than Kyle Hendricks. Only 16 pitchers have won more games than Kyle Hendricks. And only 12 have delivered more...

The Cubs’ Bullpen is on Quite a Roll, Leiter and Neris, Davis, Smyly’s Rehab, and Other Cubs Bullets

I have been doing physical therapy for my back once I fully recovered from the surgery, and I am learning so much more about how to better take care of my back. It makes me so mad I didn't seek...

Wake Up and Watch the Cubs Come Back Twice, and Walk It Off on the Braves

Twice the Cubs trailed last night against the Braves, and twice they came back to tie it up. They weren't the most dramatic of comebacks - two runs, and then one run - but it still makes for a very...

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Braves 3 – May 21, 2024

Woo hoo! That was one of those nights where the game could've gone either way in so many moments, and I'm just going to celebrate the fact that the final bounce was an especially tall one in the Cubs' favor....

Chicago Cubs Walk It Off on an Extreme Nico Hoerner Bounce!

It was a really rough night at the plate for Nico Hoerner in his return to the lineup, but it only takes one moment to shake all of that off. With the Cubs and Braves going to extras, Hoerner had...

PCA Optioned to Triple-A, PCA Immediately Hits a Bomb

The Chicago Cubs made a handful of roster moves on Monday, which surprisingly included optioning Pete Crow-Armstrong back to Triple-A. The standout prospect was sent down alongside Miles Mastrobuoni to make room for Dansby Swanson and fellow intriguing prospect Luis Vazquez....

Pre-Gamin’: Braves at Cubs (6:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

CUBS LINEUP — It's a rematch! The Cubs won only one game during their series in Atlanta last week, and it was started (on both ends) by the guys on the mound tonight: Javier Assad and Charlie Morton. Let's hope...

Cubs Injury Update: Alzolay’s Second Opinion, Wicks Takes a Big Step, Smyly, Palencia, More

[ankin_law] She's obviously not the only one out there on the beat, but Meghan Montemurro (Chicago Tribune) has been all over the Cubs (many) injury updates this season. And for that, we thank her greatly! Among her latest updates is...

Latest News

Braves vs. Cubs Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Atlanta Braves (27-18), led by Marcell Ozuna on a 14-game hitting streak, will meet the Chicago Cubs (27-22) Wednesday at Wrigley Field. The Braves are -138 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 7:40 PM ET on BSSO.Max Fried...

New Orleans Pelicans Draft Picks: List of 2024 and Future Draft Selections

The Pelicans were swept out of the first round in the 2024 NBA Playoffs by the Thunder after a rough stretch to end the season including an injury to Zion Williamson. Now, they move to the offseason and the draft....

Don’t Look Now, but Lukas Reichel is Having A Really Good World Championship

Lukas Reichel had what I think everyone, including him, would consider to be a disappointing 2023-24 NHL season. In what was supposed to be his first full season in the NHL, he produced only five goals and 11 assists in...

Adbert Alzolay Went for a Second Opinion on His Forearm Injury

[ankin_law] From a very happy post about the Chicago Cubs' bullpen to a more unhappy one. Adbert Alzolay, placed on the Injured List about 10 days ago because of a forearm issue, is now getting a second opinion from a...

New OL Shuffle, Fields Update, Rodgers Speaks, Taylor Swift and NFL Schedules, and Other Bears Bullets

Allergies are really kicking my butt this week. Anyone else having that issue? It can't be just me... Sure, Russell Wilson has the inside track on being the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting at quarterback. But former Chicago Bears signal caller Justin...

2024 MLB Mock Draft: Power & Pitching Dominate The First Round

On to another 2024 MLB Mock Draft! With every game played in college baseball, a select group of players are witnessing a considerable rise in their value for the upcoming Major League Baseball draft. Throughout the baseball world, numerous mock...

Phillies vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies (35-14) host the Texas Rangers (24-25) at 6:40 PM ET Wednesday for a sluggers' duel between two of the best home-run hitters in baseball. Bryce Harper has racked up 11 homers this season (No. 8 in the...

Padres vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Jurickson Profar will look to extend his 10-game hitting streak when the San Diego Padres (25-26) take on the Cincinnati Reds (20-28). The Padres are listed as -128 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 6:40 PM...

Brewers vs. Marlins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Milwaukee Brewers (28-20) are -136 favorites to take Game 3 of th series from the Miami Marlins (16-34) Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The teams enter the matchup with the series record tied, and the underdog Marlins are listed...

Blue Jays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Toronto Blue Jays (21-26) and the Chicago White Sox (15-34) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Wednesday at 7:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays are -234 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over...

more cubs news