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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JT Brubaker’s Curveball
Have you been paying attention in Pittsburgh? Probably not, and I don’t blame you, but quietly a starting pitcher is emerging for the Pirates. JT Brubaker has been a surprising bright spot so far this year for his club, and another impressive display across six innings yesterday makes him an interesting trade prospect as the deadline approaches. This wonderful 12-6 78 mph curveball had Ryan McMahon nodding in appreciation.
Nathan Eovaldi’s Splitter
The Red Sox are seeing the best of Nathan Eovaldi right now – this sensational 88 mph splitter with movement away from Miami Marlins lefty Magneuris Sierra is just a joy to watch.
Yu Darvish’s Splitter
“Hey, I can do that too!” screams Padres starter Yu Darvish, who completely embarrassed Alex Bregman with this filthy 90 mph split-finger fastball that falls off the bottom of the earth. Thanks to PL+ member Eric Wolfe for this shout-out.
Trevor Rogers’ Changeup
We love our PL+ members for this exact reason – KingHippo did not miss this nasty 85 mph changeup from Trevor Rogers to fell Alex Verdugo. Thanks, man!
Raisel Iglesias’ Changeup
Back-to-back nasty changeups, is there anything better? This time we check out Angels reliever Raisel Iglesias, who produced this unreal 88 mph changeup to strike out the dangerous Mark Canha. There hasn’t been much in the bullpen in Anaheim to shout about so here’s one for you, Angels fans!
Kyle Funkhouser’s Sinker
Young buck Kyle Funkhouser hasn’t quite lived up to expectations yet in Detroit, however, there is much to like about this 97 mph sinker that freezes Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.
Justin Dunn’s Slider
Talking of elite sliders…Young Mariners starter Justin Dunn has made the pitch his go-to swing and miss offering. This 85 mph slider placed low and away before sharply breaking beyond the reach of Rangers Nick Solak was Dunn’s pitch of the day.
Zack Wheeler’s Sinker
Phillies frontline starter Zack Wheeler was in the zone yesterday, hurling seven solid innings before the bullpen allowed the Rays to take the win. He set up hitters beautifully, getting ahead of the count then overpowering them with his terrific two-seamer. This 96 mph sinker to Manuel Margot is the perfect example.
Devin Williams’ Changeup
They don’t call him “The Airbender” for nothing. Juan Soto is one of the best hitters in baseball, he knows the changeup is coming yet he still can’t get anywhere near it! Ladies and gentlemen, Devin Williams‘ mindbending 86 mph changeup. Wow!
Tyler Duffey’s Knuckle-Curve
Twins premium setup man Tyler Duffey needed just 14 pitches to get through the seventh inning yesterday – this unhittable 85 mph knuckle-curveball to strike out Hunter Dozier was one of my favorite pitches of the day.
Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)
Gonna say that Oakland’s CF camera view is Satan’s work… but so is that Change. It still doesn’t touch the filth of Devin Williams, but it deserves a better look than THAT.