Professional sports do a good job preventing egregious mismatches. Only comparably good players generally play in the same league, and if one player is repeatedly humiliated by another, the humiliated can probably be benched, hidden, repositioned or given another assignment. All players have good days and bad days, maybe even good matchups and bad matchups, but rarely Javier Baez Jersey — verging on never — will an athlete playing at a sport’s highest level be made to look truly hopeless.

The biggest recurring mismatch in professional sports has done that. It’s between Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ closer, and Nick Hundley, a Kris Bryant Jersey free agent who was most recently the Giants’ catcher.

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Sure, you say: Jansen is an All-Star and Hundley is a backup catcher. But give Hundley a lot more credit than that. He has earned $19 million as a professional baseball player, not counting per diems, autograph appearance fees, and the gift certificates he receives for appearing on radio postgame shows. He has batted at least 200 times Chicago Cubs Jerseys in each of the past 10 seasons. Of the 32 players picked in the second round of the 2005 draft, only two have more career WAR than Hundley, and only two have played more games. Twenty of those 32 never made the majors, but Hundley did, and he stuck, because he’s a real major leaguer. He has hit walk-off home runs, he has broken up no-hitters, he has played in the postseason. Nick Hundley is a great outcome.

He is not anywhere close to the worst hitter in baseball. And Jansen isn’t the best pitcher. But put them together and grotesqueries occur.

Here’s the topline: In 12 plate appearances against Jansen, Hundley has one walk (back in 2011) and one sacrifice bunt. The other 10 times he has struck out, which makes him, officially, 0-for-10, 10 K’s. You’ve only just begun to appreciate this matchup, though.

Cutters. He throws him cutters. As he does to almost everybody, he throws the cut fastball over and over, and to Hundley especially he throws it over and over:

It’s not like Hundley just hasn’t guessed right yet. Out of 52 pitches, 48 were the same pitch, with basically the same movement, at basically the same velocity, and almost all of them with basically the same target at the upper, outer part of the strike zone. Some of those pitches miss inside, some end up higher or lower, but Hundley has seen, overwhelmingly, one single pitch, and after endless repetitions he still can’t hit it. Indeed, as we’ll see, he’s getting worse.

But what’s especially fun about this is that Nick Hundley is especially good at hitting cutters. Against all cutters — including the ones Jansen has thrown him — he has hit .307 in his career, with a .480 slugging percentage, both of which are his highest marks Javier Baez Jersey against any pitch type. He’s a below-average hitter generally but on cutters he convincingly outhits the rest of the league, which has batted just .260 with a .408 slugging percentage against the pitch. The league’s weighted on-base average — an all-in-one offensive metric — is .320 against cutters, while Hundley’s is .361. Matt Carpenter had a .361 wOBA overall last year. Paul Molitor and Don Mattingly had career wOBAs of .361.

“I’m really surprised he’s never had much success against Jansen because he hits the ball to right field so well, and that’s how you beat cut from a right-handed pitcher if you’re a right-handed hitter,” Mike Krukow, the Giants’ broadcaster, said during the 11th matchup between these two. Krukow is right. The numbers bear it out. Nick Hundley was built to hit Kenley Jansen, and yet Jansen has so thoroughly destroyed Hundley that we’re devoting an entire article to the scale of this humiliation.