Jordany Valdespin hit a walk-off grand slam to give the New York Mets a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night at Citi Field, and he took a shaving cream pie to the face to celebrate the occasion.
Valdespin was up with the bases loaded in the 10th after the Dodgers intentionally walked Lucas Duda with one out to set up a double play. Valdespin questionably moved his foot out of the way on the pitch before his home run. Had he stood in to take the HBP, the team would have won. Maybe he moved his foot because he knew he could win it with his bat; on the next pitch, he launched a walk-off grand slam to right to win the game.
The Mets won the game 7-3, and catcher John Buck greeted Valdespin with a mean pie to the face during the postgame interview. I mean Buck did not hold back at all. I’m surprised he didn’t break Valdespin’s nose with that slam.
I’d pass along some of Valdespin’s quotes from the postgame interview, but I didn’t understand a word of it.
H/T Jimmy Traina