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Watch Clayton Kershaw unveil his newest pitch: The Eephus

Clayton Kershaw's fastball is a mid-90s weapon. His slider is a wipeout option that reduces professional hitters to tears, and his curve can upset the Earth's axis. Facing the Braves on Thursday afternoon, Kershaw unveiled his newest trick:

The eephus.

With Tyler Flowers at the plate in the bottom of the fourth, the three-time Cy Young Award winner dropped in a pitch so slow that the stadium radar gun wasn't able to pick it up.

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Fortunately, PitchFX did, registering the rainbow lollipop at 46 mph. But, as Kershaw explained to MLB.com's Jon Cooper, this stroke of genius was actually a complete accident.

"Tyler was taking a little bit of time so I was going to try to quick-pitch him," he told MLB.com's Jon Cooper. "I got what I wanted, he wasn't ready, and Angel didn't call time, so I was going to throw it but then he got ready really quickly and then A.J. called a different pitch, I was just going to throw a fastball and I didn't want to cross A.J. up if he took it and I didn't want to throw a fastball down the middle, so I was just like, 'Alright, you won,' and I just kind of lobbed it up there."

With Flowers now having to consider a sub-radar-gun offering from the ace, Kershaw went back to his regular arsenal, finishing the at-bat with a strikeout. Kershaw is truly unstoppable.

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