We've seen Clayton Kershaw dominate hitters for years with his devastating curveball. But Kershaw dropped a soap bubble, as Vin Scully would call it, on Braves catcher Tyler Flowers Thursday afternoon.
With the Dodgers and Braves tied at a run apiece in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kershaw floated a pitch at 46 mph for a ball. Dodger broadcaster Joe Davis joked with a question of the pitch even registering on the radar gun.
As Kershaw was about to let the pitch go, the Dodgers broadcast team was having a conversation on whether it would be a good time for Kershaw to work on developing his changeup.
"I don't know what that was," said Orel Hershiser. "He might have thought 'this guy is hitting everything, fastball in, fastball away, breaking balls from righties on the black. I'm just going to screw with him mentally and then I'm going to go attack him.'
After the game, Kershaw explained his pitch to Alanna Rizzo on SportsNet LA.
Clayton Kershaw explains his eephus pitch to @alannarizzo pic.twitter.com/Z93OTOdLZ6— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) April 21, 2016