Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Jason Heyward Newsbeat

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Kenley Jansen executed a rare intentional balk last night

Last night, Kenley Jansen recorded a save against the Cubs in a 5-3 win for the Dodgers. He surrendered a baserunner on a Matt Beaty error but otherwise was dominant and he struck out three.

Before the final strikeout, however, he did something I hadn’t seen before. With Jason Heyward on second apparently annoying him, Kenley intentionally balked him to third so he could just focus on the batter and/or to prevent Heyward for relaying pitch and/or location to Victor Caratini.

He yells out “I’m going to balk”.

I’ve never seen such a thing. Have you?


 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAngels To Hire Joe Maddon
(10 - 1:31pm, Oct 16)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogHowie Kendrick Named NLCS MVP After Nationals Sweep Cardinals
(11 - 1:31pm, Oct 16)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogChampionship Series OMNICHATTER!
(762 - 1:23pm, Oct 16)
Last: The Rare Albino Shrieking Goat of Guatemala.

NewsblogDog Pee or Scorpions? Cubs Prez Theo Epstein's Wild Landlord-Tenant Dispute
(7 - 1:13pm, Oct 16)
Last: Zonk Is Not Part of Any Drug Deal Cooked Up

NewsblogTyler Skaggs: Fentanyl, oxycodone, alcohol led to death| LA Times
(67 - 1:07pm, Oct 16)
Last: DanG

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (pre-season)
(486 - 1:07pm, Oct 16)
Last: NJ in NY (Now with Big Girl!)

NewsblogHow Baseball Cards Got Weird
(22 - 1:02pm, Oct 16)
Last: spycake

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-16-2019
(1 - 12:55pm, Oct 16)
Last: Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee)

NewsblogESPN may re-work 'Sunday Night Baseball,' but A-Rod is safe
(24 - 12:51pm, Oct 16)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogDodgers to reassign pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, Mark Prior to take over
(27 - 12:22pm, Oct 16)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogMLB in talks to implement opioid testing as early as 2020
(3 - 12:03pm, Oct 16)
Last: geonose

NewsblogMLB Rumors: Curt Schilling Interested in Phillies Manager, Red Sox Coaching Job
(22 - 12:02pm, Oct 16)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

NewsblogOT- Soccer Thread- October 2019
(157 - 12:00pm, Oct 16)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogCatch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (October 2019)
(393 - 11:45am, Oct 16)
Last: Manny Coon

NewsblogReddick: Yankees fans ‘disrespectful’ for throwing debris
(9 - 11:26am, Oct 16)
Last: Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head

Page rendered in 1.1374 seconds
44 querie(s) executed