The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Wednesday

I could get used to these no hitters every other day...

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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Corbin Burnes‘ Changeup

 

 

It was another absolutely dominant performance for Corbin Burnes in Milwaukee tonight. It all started with this nasty changeup on the third pitch of the game to Ian Happ, and Burnes ended up striking out nine more batters over the course of the next 5 2/3 innings.

 

 

 

Yeah, Tom. That’s good.

 

Caleb Thielbar‘s Curveball

 

 

Meat Raffle. Wait, what? Yeah, you heard me. Meat Raffle. That’s this guy’s nickname. No, I’m not joking. What does it mean? No clue. But I’m in. This may be the best nickname I’ve ever heard. Why isn’t everyone talking about this? Well, get talking folks! Shoutout to @Jesse_Gilmore on Twitter for tipping us off to the pitch, and shoutout to the Meat Raffle stans out there. You’re the real MVPs.

 

Joe Ross‘ Sinker

 

 

I love a good inside sinker, especially one that makes the batter flinch. Matt Carpenter certainly fell for this pitch from Joe Ross and he couldn’t believe his eyes when it darted back over the corner for the backwards K. Shoutout to Charlie Fanelli on Instagram for the tip!

 

Lance McCullers‘ Knuckle-Curve

 

 

The knuckle-curve earned a 47% (!) CSW on the day for Lance McCullers, however, that was really the only thing working for him on the night, as he gave up six earned runs in this one. Don’t be discouraged; the Tigers might actually be sneaky good this year, so this may not look as bad as it does on the surface. But McCullers is still dope and a ton of fun to watch.

 

Tyler Mahle‘s Four-Seam Fastball

 

 

Talk about paint! Tyler Mahle struck out seven over his five innings of work on Wednesday, including this gorgeous fastball to get Alex Dickerson looking. He had the pitch working today to the tune of a 42% CSW, which is so dope. I personally don’t roster Mahle on any of my fantasy teams, but after watching this outing today, I sure do have some Mahle FOMO.

 

Carlos Rodón’s Slider

 

 

The man who was merely a foot away from a perfect game was the story of the night, so you had to expect to see at least one Carlos Rodón pitch featured here. This slider was definitely worthy, as it made Amed Rosario take a very defensive swing that ultimately turned into a whiff.

 

Garrett Whitlock‘s Changeup

 

 

Is Garrett Whitlock the filthiest reliever in the Red Sox’ bullpen? It may be too early to tell for sure, but this is the second time I’ve featured him here and everything I’ve seen has been filthy. The Sox have won nine straight games and they may actually be a playoff contender, folks.

 

Blake Treinen‘s Slider

 

 

Blake Treinen is best known for his sinker, which is one of my favorite pitches in baseball, but this slider made me spit out my drink in real time. There is no way any human being can hit this pitch, not even Trevor Story. Good lord.

 

Dustin May‘s Sinker

 

 

The people love a good Dustin May sinker, so this one’s for the people. Dom Nuñez didn’t stand a chance as this pitch whizzed by the end of his bat on the outside part of the plate.

 

Joe Musgrove‘s Slider

 

 

Well, Joe Musgrove allowed a hit on Wednesday night. A few of them, in fact, and he ended up taking the loss. All is well, however, as he still made a few filthy pitches on the night, including this one to opposing starter Tyler Anderson. Pitcher-on-pitcher crime!

 

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Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Ben Brown

Ben is a lifelong resident of the great state of Maine who loves the wild and wacky intricacies of baseball. During the summer months, you'll find him either in the woods at a golf course or floating on the water upta camp, both with a local beer in hand and a game on the radio.

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