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Video: Brian Wilson threw a knuckleball today

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It was weird enough to see Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson start today’s Cactus League game against the Mariners, but then he did this with his first pitch to Brad Miller:

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Yes, Wilson threw what appears to be a knuckleball. And it was actually pretty good.

We probably should have seen this coming, as Josh Tucker of Dodgers Insider notes that Wilson was spotted experimenting with the knuckler in a pre-game workout during the NLCS last year. Chances are he was just messing around with the pitch today, but if there’s anybody who would try to incorporate a knuckleball into his arsenal, it’s probably Wilson.

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