Lance Lynn’s Cutter and the Nastiest Pitches from 8/29

Benjamin Haller parades the nastiest pitches from Saturday

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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

 

 

The intriguing lefty Matthew Boyd is having a stellar start to the season, and he was immaculate again today – here is his delicious 75 mph curveball to down Marwin Gonzalez of the Twins.

 

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 CaratiniStraight nasty.

 

Jack Flaherty‘s Slider

 

 

Not to be outdone by his opponent today (Carlos Carrasco), Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty pushed out to over 80 pitches today, including this devastating 84 mph slider to strike out Greg Allen.

 

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

 

 

Mets reliever Jared Hughes delivers a stunning 91 mph sinker moving rapidly inside to fell hot bat Luke Voit.

 

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

 

 

And here is Royals reliever Jesse Hahn dropping a 78 mph curveball from heaven to freeze Yasmani Grandal.

 

Pablo Lopez‘s Changeup

 

 

Just the second time this week that this pitch has made the list. Ladies and Gentlemen…Pablo Lopez and his sensational 87 mph changeup to strikeout Willy Adames. Hat tip to PL+ Member Alex Tran.

 

GIF of the Night

 

Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner may be featured in our Nastiest Pitches tournament midway through the season.

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

One response to “Lance Lynn’s Cutter and the Nastiest Pitches from 8/29”

  1. Avatar Derek says:

    Boyd has been horrible except yesterday

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