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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Matthew Boyd’s Curveball
Marcus Stroman’s Sinker
The Mets would probably be an absolute shambles without Marcus Stroman. The former Blue Jays starting pitcher has really shown his worth since Jacob deGrom hit the injured list. Here is a lovely 91 mph sinker painting the outside of Alcides Escobar’s strike zone.
Seth Lugo’s Curveball
Prior to giving up a two-run homer to Andrew Stevenson that tied the game and took the win away from Stroman, Seth Lugo punched out Keibert Ruiz with this sensational x mph curveball. Thanks to PL+ member nvita for spotting this bad boy. Ruiz’s bat hasn’t landed yet…
Jose Berrios’ Curveball
The A’s series in Toronto against the Blue Jays has been high-quality and high-drama. José Berríos pitched a beauty today and struck out Jed Lowrie with this remarkable 84 mph curveball, his 102nd pitch of the night.
Tim Mayza’s Slider
Clay Holmes‘ Sinker
Jorge Lopez’s Knuckle-Curve
Tanner Houck’s Slider
This is just wonderful from young Red Sox starter Tanner Houck – here he jelly legs Yu Chang with an outside-in 84 mph slider that Chang thinks is way inside but ends up bang in the middle of the plate. Nasty!
Adrian Houser’s Sinker
Adrian Houser has been one of the best pitchers in baseball these last few months and his lethal two-seam fastball is one to admire. Here he blows away future Hall of Fame first baseman Paul Goldschmidt with a 94 mph sinker, jamming him up high and inside.
Trevor Rogers‘ Changeup
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