Dustin May’s Fastball and the Nastiest Pitches from 10/18

Donny Moskovits recaps the nastiest pitches from Game 7 of the NLCS.

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Dustin May’s Fastball




It was a quick Game 7 outing for Dustin May, who struggled to find his footing in the first inning. After tossing eight straight balls to start the game, May let up an RBI single but quickly recovered by inducing a 6-4-3 double play. He then faced Ozzie Albies and was able to get him swinging at this blazing 100 mph rising heater. May was pulled immediately after, but his solid recovery after a poor start saved the game from getting out of hand.


Ian Anderson’s Changeup




On the other side of the Game 7 matchup, Ian Anderson took the mound for the Braves. Anderson went three innings allowing two runs and striking out two. He was pulled earlier than expected after running up the pitch count in the first few innings. Anderson was still able to pull off a wicked changeup at least once last night, and he used it here to force an ugly swing out of Max Muncy.


Shane Greene’s Slider




Shane Greene pitched an inning in relief for the Braves last night, and it was a solid outing for him. Greene faced four hitters over an inning in which conceded a walk, but allowed no other runners to reach base. Here’s the one strikeout he threw that inning, a beauty of a slider that sweeps right past the bat of Will Smith for a swinging strike three.


Tyler Matzek’s Fastball




Finally today, we’ll take a look at Tyler Matzek and his four-seamer, which he blasts past Max Muncy. Matzek worked himself into a jam in the fourth as he loaded the bases, but he was able to get out of the jam and maintain the lead for the Braves with this gorgeous strikeout. As you probably know, it didn’t matter in the end as the Dodgers took a late lead on a Cody Bellinger bomb and took home the NL pennant soon after.

Donny Moskovits

Donny currently studies Financial Mathematics at Baruch College. He writes nastiest pitches articles here at Pitcher List, and is a die hard Mets fan whose optimism can only be described as unbridled.

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