Nationals

Padres pitcher hits grand slam off Scherzer for first career hit

Nationals

The Nationals got out to a strong start on Thursday night, leading the San Diego Padres 8-2 in the 4th inning. Then something unbelievably shocking happened.

With the bases fully loaded, San Diego's relief pitcher Daniel Camarena stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam over the right field wall against Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

If your response to that statement is "Wait, who?," you're probably not alone.

The Padres brought the 28-year-old reliever Camarena up from their minor league affiliate in mid-June, and to make the scenario even more absurd, the bomb he sent over the right field wall was his first career hit in the majors.

In his second major league appearance, Camarena became the second player in Padres history to hit a grand slam as a pitcher.

If we didn't know his name coming into this game, the rookie made sure we won't forget it with this play.