The Nastiest Pitches From April: Filthy Four

Four filthy pitches remain and they're each deserving of the crown.

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.

Vote for one pitch in each matchup and be sure to come back tomorrow to vote in the next round. Every vote counts and your opinion matters!

 

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

 

4/12 – Diego Castillo‘s Sinker (1)

 

 

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4/2 – Chaz Roe‘s Slider (1)

 

 

Once again, Diego Castillo‘s sinker blew out its opponent to move onto the next round. Is it the prohibitive favorite in the tournament? Absolutely, but it faces its’ toughest matchup yet in the Filthy Four against Chaz Roe‘s slider. The winner of the slider region narrowly edged out Blake Treinen‘s slider, and either pitch could have moved on. We’re in for a heck of a matchup in this round.

 

Which Pitch Was Nastier?

 

4/29 – Shane McClanahan‘s Sinker (1)

 

 

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4/19 – Dustin May‘s Curveball (3)

 

 

In the second blowout matchup of the round, Shane McClanahan‘s filthy sinker moved on, beating Jordan Hicks‘ sinker by a wide margin. I’m not shocked – the McClanahan pitch passes the “Oof” test and is one of the filthiest we’ve seen thus far in 2021. Its’ opponent in the Filthy Four, Dustin May‘s curveball, squeaked out a victory over the number one seeded cutter from Kenley Jansen. Both of these pitches are deserving of a spot in the Championship round, but only one can move on!

 

Which Pitch Was Nastier?

 

Tune in tomorrow for the Championship round, and don’t forget to let us know in the comments if your favorite pitch deserves some love!

 

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on 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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