Every day we bring you the nastiest pitches of the previous night’s games, and there are a bunch to sift through for our weekly Nastiest Pitch series to determine which pitches are the nastiest of the week. We’ve since narrowed it down to sixteen of the very best pitches from the previous month, and it’s up to you to determine which pitch will be crowned the Nastiest Pitch of April.
It’s now the final round, the Terrific Two, so vote with your heart today and the winner will be announced on Twitter tomorrow.
4/12 – Diego Castillo’s Sinker (1)
4/29 – Shane McClanahan’s Sinker (1)
I have to admit, this is the Terrific Two matchup I expected all along. These are easily the two best pitches I’ve seen all season (in my opinion) so I am not shocked that this is what we’ve ended up with. Two Tampa Bay pitchers, two filthy sinkers, battling it out for the April crown. Both are deserving, but only one can come out on top.
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Both great pitches, but McLanahan’s is the only one that ever looked like it would end up in the zone.
That must be why Dahl swung at Castillo’s sinker.
That probably has more to do w/his 25%+ K rate and his Medoza-adjacent AVG.
This is super close, but 101 mph was the tiebreaker for me. How does anyone hit that?