Every morning, the We Love Baseball crew reviews the Nastiest Pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition GIFs. We want to bring you the highest caliber of nastiness possible, so if you see a nasty pitch, please tell us about it. You can tweet @PitcherList to let us know and we’ll give you a shout-out here in the article if your tip makes the cut.
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Lance Lynn’s Cutter
The Texas Rangers are sure glad they have Lance Lynn right now. For how long, I am not sure. But let’s admire his work in Texas, just like how we admire this high and tight 91 mph cutter to Gavin Lux. A thing of beauty.
Matthew Boyd’s Curveball
Dylan Bundy’s Changeup
In all likelihood, Dylan Bundy’s career for the Angels is pretty much over. A team will come calling in the next few days thanks to his dominance on the mound so far this season. Today he picked up his 4th win in 7 starts – watch and admire this 81 mph changeup to fool Mariners outfielder Sam Haggerty.
Carlos Carrasco’s Slider
It feels like a treat being able to watch Carlos Carrasco this season. Everyone had him pegged for opting out, but the Cleveland Indians veteran has been his usual craft self this season. This nasty 85 mph slider disposes of Tommy Edman
Trevor Bauer’s Knuckle-Curve
Trevor Bauer has been not only enigmatic but highly impressive when on the mound so far this season. He received zero run support from his team today. Here is his delightful 82 mph knuckle-curve aginst Victor Caratini. Straight nasty.
Jack Flaherty’s Slider
Brady Singer’s Slider
Slider Heaven! Next up is young Kansas City Royal’s arm, Brady Singer. Making Yoan Moncada take a knee with this 83 mph breaking ball.
Yu Darvish’s Four-Seam Fastball
There was something very satisfying about watching this ferocious 97 mph heater from Yu Darvish blow Eugenio Suarez out of the water.
Jared Hughes‘ Sinker
Phillips Valdez’s Changeup
Wowsers, the awkward-looking delivery from Phillips Valdez does not diminish the effectiveness of this nasty 86 mph changeup to (sit)down Juan Soto. Valdez is one to watch in Boston, maybe the only one!
Jesse Hahn’s Curveball
Pablo Lopez’s Changeup
GIF of the Night
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