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WHIFF! Fernando Abad Struck Out Adeiny Hechavarria Swinging on a 55 MPH Eephus Pitch!

Interesting, Wild and Crazy

Oh, there’ll just never be anything as sweet as a big ole whiff on a sub-60 MPH eephus pitch.


Take a look at the one Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad got Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to swing through with two strikes in the top of the eighth inning yesterday:

That is absolutely devastating (and a tiny bit hilarious, as always). And it isn’t even something new for Abad. Check out the eephus he threw to Raffy Lopez just last week:

Apparently, he likes to call this his “super change-up,” but we all know what it really is: a beautiful, evil, and sophisticatedly tricky eephus pitch. Awesome.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.