Jonathan Schoop hits the first grand slam of his career and is justly rewarded with pie
In his 146 games prior to Saturday, Jonathan Schoop hit 18 home runs. 13 of those were solo home runs. Three were 2-run homers; two were 3-run. But he had never hit a grand slam, had never experienced the pleasure of clearing the bases, finding three of his teammates waiting at home plate to embrace with high-fives and head pats.
Cue Todd Redmond's third pitch to Schoop in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday with Adam Jones, Travis Snider and Manny Machado on base. The O's second baseman promptly sent it into the stands of Camden Yards.
The revelry continued beyond home plate, as it should when one hits his first grand slam ever:
And, as teammates are wont to do during a post-game interview, Schoop was pied in the face by Jones and Machado.
Fortunately, Schoop avoided the age-old question: If a player hits a grand slam and isn't pied in the face, did it really happen?