Yu Darvish Scrambles Torii Hunter’s Brain With 55-mph Eephus Pitch (GIF)


Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter had a processing error in the batter’s box when Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish dished a 55-mph eephus pitch during Thursday’s game at Comerica Park.

With two outs and an 0-2 count against Hunter, Darvish threw the low-speed curveball at the perfect time: The Rangers led by seven runs and no one was on base. The pitch didn’t cause a strikeout, but the distress on Hunter’s face was clear as he didn’t know what to do with ball sailing slowly toward him.

Yu Darvish Eephus

Hunter ended up striking out in the at-bat, and the Rangers won 9-2.

GIF via Deadspin

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