Round 2: Aaron Nola’s Fastball VS Chris Sale’s Slider

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We have two distinctly different pitches squaring off in the second round. First up is Aaron Nola’s Fastball that starts well off the outside corner before taking a U-turn and whizzing back at 93mph to clip the outside corner. His competitor is a breaking ball that defies physics, getting a huge whiff from Trey Mancini as Chris Sale unleashed a Slider that went from one batter’s box to another. Is Nola’s craftiness good enough for a Semi-Final spot or does Sale’s patented Slider keep the Boston ace alive for another day?


Aaron Nola’s Fastball vs. Chris Sale’s Slider

Which was the better pitch? Vote to decide which pitch advances to the next round!


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Nick Pollack

Founder of both and Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.

One Response to “Round 2: Aaron Nola’s Fastball VS Chris Sale’s Slider”

  1. Tom B August 28, 2017

    On this one I just need more velocity on Nola’s heater to beat the slider.