Does this Clayton Kershaw pitch from today’s game even count as an eephus? It seems more like the Dodgers pitcher forgot that Tyler Flowers was already at the plate, or maybe Kershaw didn’t set himself properly on the mound and had to follow through so he didn’t hurt anything. Whatever the reason, the pitch was odd.
The speed doesn’t pop up on the broadcast, but MLB’s box score listed Kershaw’s effort as a curveball screaming in at 46 mph. It was not a strike:
Kershaw turned his 1-0 count into a swinging strikeout of Flowers. Maybe it was all for the mental advantage.
H/t to Jack