It’s something we see a lot of in basketball when players take charges or in soccer when a player gets remotely close to another player.
But in baseball, you don’t really see much of it.
The Braves were taking it right to their NL East division rivals, the Washington Nationals, and were leading 14-3 in the bottom of the eighth when Washington put in Dee Strange-Gordon to make an emergency pitching performance.
Gordon fired a lightning fast 52-mph pitch that got d’Arnaud in the shoulder, and d’Arnaud made sure to have some fun with it, dropping to the ground and playing dead after being drilled by the haymaker.
Or should we say, he flopped?
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 13, 2022
Who says flopping can’t happen in baseball?
This is absolutely hilarious and shows us the lighter side of baseball.
That pitch from Gordon was deadly.
It came fast and without hesitation.
Well, not really.
But d’Arnaud will need to recover from his flop of the century.
What a way to put on a good show on top of a blowout of your division rivals.
The Braves ultimately won the game by a final score of 16-4, but the flop of the century stole the show, even on a night where Juan Soto hit his 100th career homer.
Rarely do we see any flopping in baseball, but usually it comes in moments such as these, when a player is hit by a super slow pitch.
It’s going to be tough for d’Arnaud to recover from this flop.
He put on quite a display.
We can only hope that he isn’t hurt too bad from that devastating 52-mph fastball.