German Marquez’s Curveball and the Nastiest Pitches from 4/14

Donny Moskovits examines the nastiest pitches from Sunday's slate of games, including filthy breaking balls from German Marquez, Max Scherzer, and Andrew Miller.

Every morning, we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition 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 Quarter Contest. Did we miss your favourite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList, and we’ll GIF it up and give you a shoutout here in the article.


German Marquez’s Curveball


In the start of German Marquez’s career, there were simply too many pitches I could’ve gone with here. So if I didn’t go with your favorite from his one-hit gem, I apologize. Here, you’ll find my personal favorite, a curveball that completely drops out on Derek Holland.


Max Scherzer’s Slider


Even when he’s off his game, he’s somehow on his game. Yes, Max Scherzer gave up three earned runs, but he did so over eight innings. And “bad days” like this one still have their moments, such as this slider that got Starling Marte striking out.


Andrew Miller’s Slider


If you weren’t aware just yet, Andrew Miller is one of the best relievers in MLB. And pitches like this filthy slider make it nearly impossible for hitters to make contact against him.


Jameson Taillon’s Curveball


PitcherList sweetheart Jameson Taillon used this absolutely filthy curveball to get Ryan Zimmerman swinging for one of his four  strikeouts of the day.


Jose Urena’s Fastball


Jose Urena tossed a gem yesterday afternoon, striking out seven while only allowing one run. The highlight of that start was this nasty 97 mph pitch to get Bryce Harper swinging and missing for the final out of the third inning.


Ryan Brasier’s Slider


Ryan Brasier continues to impress out of the Red Soxbullpen, and pitches like this show us why he continues to be in the mix for his team’s closing job.


Thomas Pannone’s Curveball


OK, I’m biased here because I’m a sucker for historic moments, and this is the first pitch thrown in an immaculate inning. That being said, this pitch is nasty regardless of context. Watch as it breaks from way outside to barely skim the edge of the zone for the first of nine strikes in what was a historic day for Thomas Pannone.


Robert Stephenson’s Slider


Robert Stephenson made Marcell Ozuna look straight up silly with this disgusting slider that went right by the St. Louis Cardinalsleft-fielder.


GIF of the Night


Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Quarter Contest.

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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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