GIF: Pedro Strop Catches Manny Machado’s Home Run In His Hat

Pedro Strop quickly removed his crooked hat in the Orioles bullpen and made a nice catch on Manny Machado‘s go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning on Sunday against the Angels. The 20 year old had to show up 21 year old Mike Trout, who g ave Los Angeles (or Anaheim, I guess) a 4-3 lead the inning prior.

GIF of Strop’s catch after the bump.

Pedro Strop catches Manny Machado's home run in his hat

Strop earned the hold later in the game in a hitless effort in the seventh. He walked Mark Trumbo, then moved him to second on a balk, but escaped the inning unscathed after Alberto Callaspo grounded into a fielder’s choice and Howie Kendrick grounded out to third.

Last season, Luis Ayala caught a Chris Davis homer in his hat during the O’s seven homer game against the Blue Jays on September 26.  The hat-catch is always my go to move when a ball is headed my way in the stands. I haven’t had as much success as Strop or Ayala.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.