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Max Scherzer’s Changeup + The Nastiest Pitches from Wednesday’s Games

A look at the seven nastiest pitches from Wednesday's games, including Corey Kluber, Aroldis Chapman, and Shohei Ohtani.

Every morning we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

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Max Scherzer’s Changeup – Mad Max rang up 12 Orioles en route to an 8 inning gem in yesterday’s game. In this third inning at-bat, Chance Cisco waves at an 0-2 Changeup. The man never stood a chance.

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Corey Kluber’s Curveball – Kluber offers an 0-2 Curveball to Adam Engel to put him away for his 5th strikeout of the day. With this 6 inning scoreless gem, Klubot lowered his season ERA to 2.02.

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Aroldis Chapman’s Fastball – Chapman absolutely torches George Springer with a 102 mph Fastball here. Perfect location on an 0-2 pitch.

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Luis Severino’s Slider – This slider is a beautiful 0-2 pitch that starts on the outside corner and then just dashes away from Carlos CorreaSev went 7 innings strong and struck out 11 Astros to earn his 8th victory of the season.

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Kevin McCarthy’s Changeup – McCarthy’s 85mph changeup falls right off the table to put Ryan LaMarre on a knee and send him back to the dugout.

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Shohei Ohtani’s Slider – This 0-2 slider from Shohei Ohtani is nowhere near the plate and puts Jose Iglesias on skates. Please stay healthy…Please stay healthy…Please stay healthy.

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Eduardo Rodriguez’s Changeup – E-Rod took a no-hitter into the fifth inning of this start, and pitches like this dirt-nasty 87mph Changeup are a big reason why Nick’s confidence in him hasn’t wavered. E-Rod has rewarded his owners with three very good starts in a row and hopefully the consistency remains.

GIF Of The Night

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Michael Wexler

Lifelong Dodger fan. Left the famous 2004 Steve Finley walk-off homer game in the ninth inning to clinch the division because his Giants fan cousin was late for work. Would've stayed, but I was nine.

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