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Clayton Kershaw threw a curveball that left Erik Kratz completely helpless

During the course of watching a baseball game, you've probably wondered how you would fare in the batter's box against a Major League pitcher. Would you be able to put the ball in play? How hard would it be to even make contact? Would you at least not embarrass yourself?

Thanks to the curveball Clayton Kershaw threw to Erik Kratz in the fourth inning of NLCS Game 5, we may have a realistic picture of how you or I might look against a Major League pitcher. The verdict: Not great, Bob:

There's a reason Kershaw has been the best pitcher in baseball for the last decade, and a lot of it has to do with that curveball right there. Kratz isn't the first hitter to be left flailing at that pitch, and he probably won't be the last.