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Jonathan Loaisiga’s Sinker
Let’s start today off with the most consequential strikeout of the season for the Yankees. Jonathan Loaisiga had his back against the wall, and was able to get out of a critical jam with this absolutely filthy running sinker that gets Nelson Cruz swinging.
Nate Pearson’s Fastball
A 98 mph pitch with movement is cool, but 101 mph paint is something else altogether. Nate Pearson threw this pitch here which grazes the edge of the zone for a called strike three.
Reid Detmers‘ Curveball
Reid Detmers has one of the filthiest curves in the league and he’s barely played in the Majors. Here Detmers sends Dylan Moore back to the bench with a wicked curve that freezes Seattle’s speedy utility man.
Michael Kopech’s Fastball
There were a bunch of filthy fastballs on Sunday and here’s yet another one, this time courtesy of Michael Kopech. Kopech pitched in relief yesterday for the AL Central champs and here he just throws one right by the bat of Eric Haase who swings through the filthy rising heater.
Hyun Jin Ryu’s Curveball
Hyun Jin Ryu had a solid performance on the mound but unfortunately it was all in futility as Boston and New York won. Still, Ryu had his curveball working for him. Here he used it to strike out Trey Mancini and boy, it is filthy.
Chris Sale’s Slider
Chris Sale pitched just 2.1 innings as he allowed two runs, but he got all of his outs on strikes. Here’s just one of the seven strikeouts he threw yesterday. This one is a sweeping slider that freezes MVP hopeful Juan Soto for strike three.
Charlie Morton’s Curveball
And now for another backwards K, we’ve got Charlie Morton and this absolutely disgusting back door curveball. Morton only pitched 2.2 innings, mainly to maintain some continuity as the Braves take the next few days off. Still, he looked as good as ever, especially on this curve that freezes Michael Conforto.
Pablo López’s Changeup
There’s no rotation in MLB as intriguing as the Marlins. It will be scary to watch these young guys grow, especially Pablo López. López has some filthy stuff and here he puts his nasty changeup on display for Didi Gregorius who swings and misses.
Logan Webb’s Sinker
So the Giants won the NL West (just like everyone expected)! Logan Webb pitched solid enough for San Fran, as they picked up win #107 on the year (just insane). Here Webb tosses a filthy sinker down to Trent Grisham for the first of his eight strikeouts of the day.
Walker Buehler’s Slider
106 wins have never felt so terrible. Walker Buehler led the Dodgers to a fantastic game-162 win with 11 strikeouts over five innings. Unfortunately, they came up just short of the division, but Buehler was fantastic. Here he is making the second out of the game with an absolutely filthy slider that runs out of the zone to get a swing and miss.
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