Nathan Eovaldi’s Fastball + The Nastiest Pitches from World Series Game Three
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Nathan Eovaldi’s Fastball – Eovaldi effectively acted as Boston’s second starter in Game 3’s 18-inning classic, throwing six innings and striking out five, all in extras. He gave up the game-winning homer to Max Muncy, but he brought his usual fire before that, buzzing Justin Turner at 101 mph for the K.
Walker Buehler’s Fastball – The Dodgers rookie threw plenty of impressive pitches in Game 3 on his way to striking out seven over seven innings, but this one got it started at 99.5 mph on the outside corner to ring up Mookie Betts as the game’s first batter.
Eduardo Rodriguez’s Changeup – ERod acted as a LOOGY on this night, and he got his man thanks to this changeup that side-stepped Joc Pederson‘s power, which gave the Dodgers and early 1-0 lead.
Joe Kelly’s Curveball – Kelly put up his third scoreless appearance in this World Series by flashing his 99 mph heat and this filthy curve to Muncy.
Ryan Brasier’s Slider – Yasmani Grandal seemed exasperated after Brasier put him on a knee with this seventh-inning breaker, which resulted in the reliever’s lone strikeout in his one inning.
Craig Kimbrel’s Curveball – No problems with pitch-tipping on this one, as Boston’s closer put some filthy break on this hook to get Muncy swinging in the 10th before the infielder’s later walk-off.
Pedro Baez’s Changeup – Jackie Bradley Jr. gave Boston its first run with a solo shot in the eighth, but Baez fooled him here with this offspeed pitch, nearly putting him on a knee.
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