Corbin Burnes’ Cutter and the Nastiest Pitches from 9/9

Benjamin Haller flaunts the nastiest pitches from Wednesday's action.

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Corbin Burnes‘ Cutter


The breakout is real for the Brewers hurler Corbin Burnes. Albeit a year later than most expect, Burnes has battled back from injuries and worked his way nicely from the bullpen to a regular starter. The Brewers had a day yesterday with a 19-0 pummeling of the Detroit Tigers, but don’t let that take anything away from this performance from Burnes. He worked his sinker, cutter, and slider beautifully. Here is said nasty cutter, a 94 mph ripper on the outside corner to Jeimer Candelario.


Luis Garcia’s Changeup


It was quite the debut from the Houston Astros‘ Venezuelan prospect. Luis Garcia went five innings, allowing only one hit alongside two walks and four strikeouts. Here is the best of them – a disappearing 84 mph changeup to Vimael Machin.


Jesus Luzardo’s Sinker


The young Peruvian was also impressive on Wednesday evening – Jesus Luzardo went seven strong innings recording seven Ks. Drool over this devastating 97 mph sinker to Aledmys Diaz.


Yu Darvish’s Sinker


It was a “take-your-pick” kind of night for Yu Darvish who had everything working for him after giving up an early home run. The movement on this 96 mph sinker to Joey Votto is simply ludicrous.


Trevor Bauer’s Knuckle-Curve


Trevor Bauer was pretty vocal after seeing himself left off a graphic for potential Cy Young contenders earlier in the week. He wasted no time in putting himself on that list – this outrageous 82 mph knuckle-curveball was his second in succession to punch out Ian Happ.


Deivi Garcia’s Slider


Another promising outing from the Yankees’ diminutive Dominican prospect Deivi Garcia. This fading 87 mph slider was a lovely pitch to strikeout Randal Grichuk to finish the 5th inning.


Aroldis Chapman’s Four-Seam Fastball


The Yankees nabbed a much-needed win against the Blue Jays on the back of Garcia’s outing. Aroldis Chapman looked at his best closing it out – blowing this 99 mph heater past Vlad Guerrero Jr.


Edwin Diaz’s Sinker


The battle of the New York closers – not to be outdone, Edwin Diaz flashed his vicious 98 mph sinker to punch out Pedro Severino.


Zach Davies‘ Changeup


One of my favorite pitches across all of baseball at the moment – Zach Davies‘ 78 mph changeup, felling Rockies lead-off man Ramiel Tapia here.


Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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