Blake Treinen’s Slider + The Nastiest Pitches from Saturday’s Games

Andy Patton examines the seven nastiest pitches from Saturday's games, which includes offerings from Corey Kluber, Blake Treinen, Blake Snell and Jose Berrios.

Every morning we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

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Blake Treinen’s Slider – The Witch is back, as Treinen used his absolutely filthy hammer to get a huge swing and a miss from Nicholas Castellanos. Goodness.

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Jose Berrios’ Curveball – Berrios struck out six in seven strong innings on Saturday. His curveball whipped in and out of the zone in rapid succession here, hovering just long enough to get a check swing from Alcides Escobar.

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Lance McCullers’ Fastball – McCullers had to leave Saturday’s game early with an arm injury, which is never a good thing. At least we all got to enjoy this absolutely ridiculous two-seam fastball with late movement painted right on the inside black. Woof.

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Zach Eflin’s Curveball – Check out this absolute hammer from Eflin, who struck out six in eight strong innings on Saturday. Eflin’s curveball has not been his best offering this year, but man, I wouldn’t want to try and hit it.

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Dakota Hudson’s Slider – Hudson came out of the bullpen on Saturday, where his fastball and slider are able to play up nicely. Here his slider was absolutely filthy, getting a big whiff from Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli.

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Blake Snell’s Curveball – Snell returned from the DL on Saturday, tossing four strong innings and striking out three. While it was a DLH, Snell’s stuff looked as good as always. That included this curveball that bounced into the strike zone, but not before getting a swing from Leury Garcia for strike three. Nasty.

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Corey Kluber’s Fastball – Kluber’s two-seamer is one of the nastiest pitches in all of baseball, and it’s impossible not to include on this list. Here he darts this thing back over the plate and down in the zone, freezing slugger Justin Upton.

GIF Of The Night

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Andy Patton

Andy is the Dynasty Content Manager here at PitcherList. He manages all of the prospect content on the site, while also contributing a weekly article on dynasty deep sleepers, and the weekly hitter and pitcher stash lists. Andy also co-hosts the Never Sunny in Seattle podcast on the PitcherList Podcast Network, and separately hosts the Score Zags Score Podcast.

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