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 relaying pitch and/or location to Victor Caratini.

After the strikeout, he yells out, “I’m going to balk!“…

…then follows by egregiously balking over and over.

Somehow he managed to do so with swag.


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