Jonathan Hernandez’s Sinker and the Nastiest Pitches from 9/23

Benjamin Haller lauds over the nastiest pitches from Wednesday's games.

Every morning, the We Love Baseball crew reviews the Nastiest Pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition GIFs. We want to bring you the highest caliber of nastiness possible, so if you see a nasty pitch, please tell us about it. You can tweet @PitcherList to let us know and we’ll give you a shout-out here in the article if your tip makes the cut.

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Jonathan Hernandez’s Sinker


When a pitch makes you say “oh wow!” out loud, it has to lead your article for that day. Texas Rangers rookie Jonathan Hernández with the 100 mph sinker that touches the inside corner to Wyatt Mathisen.


Alex Young’s Cutter


Talented young Diamondbacks lefty Alex Young has rookie Sherten Apostel completely fooled by this delicious 85 mph cutter which carves him up low and inside.


Casey Mize’s Splitter


Casey Mize has already had our mouths watering during his short spell in the big leagues. Here is another devastating 86 mph splitter to fool Jorge Polanco into swinging at fresh air.


Jake Diekman’s Slider


Veteran A’s reliever Jake Diekman has been lights out this season, mainly thanks to his ability to generate strikeouts with pitches like this nasty 83 mph slider to Max Muncy.


Tyler Glasnow’s Changeup


The Rays ace Tyler Glasnow doesn’t throw his changeup a great deal but it is still a very useful pitch indeed—this 93 mph beauty has plenty of movement low and away to lefty Brandon Nimmo.


Peter Fairbanks’ Slider


Rays reliever Peter Fairbanks has a beautiful array of pitches—here is his best, the 88 mph slider with phenomenal movement to fell Robinson Canó.


Zach Eflin’s Two-Seam Fastball


Zach Eflin has really improved his command this year, which helps accentuate the lovely movement he generates off his heaters. This ripping 96 mph two-seam fastball is perfectly located to rookie Luis García.


Kenta Maeda’s Changeup


Kenta Maeda has thrived in his move to Minnesota, and so has his elite changeup. Yesterday’s 84 mph split-finger changeup to Victor Reyes was unhittable.


Shane Bieber’s Knuckle-Curve


It wouldn’t be a nasty pitches article without Shane Bieber on the days he is pitching. I was lucky to get to watch him today—this 85 mph knuckle-curveball embarrassing Edwin Encarnación.


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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