The Nastiest Pitches From May: Filthy Four

Only four remain, who deserves to fight another day?

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 May.

Last month it was Shane McClanahan’s sinker that took the crown. His fastball is a two-seed in this month’s bracket and should be a strong contender for the title. Can he win back-to-back months? Only time will tell.

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!


Image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)


5/5 – Blake Treinen’s Slider (2)





5/14 – José Alvarado’s Sinker (2)



The top two seeds in the tournament both went down on Wednesday by very narrow margins. Blake Treinen beat out Yu Darvish by only one vote! This will surely be another close one that will come down to the wire.


Which Pitch Was Nastier?


5/30 – Kevin Gausman’s Splitter (1)





5/11 – Freddy Peralta’s Slider (1)



Kevin Gausman has been untouchable, both on the field and in Nastiest Pitches voting. As much as he’s happy with his success on the mound I’m sure he’s elated to be in the Filthy Four of this tournament. Probably. Right? Either way, he has a tough matchup today against Freddy Peralta’s disgusting slider. Peralta got the featured image treatment today courtesy of our own Justin Paradis, and I have to say it’s my favorite so far. Will it help propel him to a victory? We shall see.


Which Pitch Was Nastier?


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


Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesign 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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