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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Pablo Lopez’s Changeup
Ok, it’s official, Pablo Lopez throws the best changeup in baseball in my eyes – even a hitter like Ronald Acuna had no idea about this 89 mph change.
Clayton Kershaw’s Slider
It is clear that Clayton Kershaw doesn’t have the juice he used to possess – but he is still an elite pitcher with a commitment to his craft, as shown by this devastating 91 mph slider to Will Myers today.
Zach Davies‘ Changeup
Ian Anderson’s Changeup
Masahiro Tanaka’s Slider
Shane McClanahan’s Slider
Welcome to the show, Shane McClanahan – the hype around the Rays’ young gun is real. He will likely join the rotation next year, however, we are getting a sneak peek right now. Look at his 86 mph slider to strikeout Gleyber Torres. Wow!
Diego Castillo’s Sinker