Jose Urquidy’s Changeup and the Nastiest Pitches from ALCS Game 6

John Vaghi breaks down the nastiest pitches from the last game of the ALCS, including Aroldis Chapman's Slider and Adam Ottavino's two-seamer.

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 Nastiest Pitches of the Season GIF Tournament. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList, and we’ll GIF it up and give you a shoutout here in the article.


Jose Urquidy’s Changeup


Urquidy was great in extended action. With the injury to Ryan Pressly, Urquidy may be called on even more so during the World Series. This change to Aaron Hicks was his best of the evening.


Aroldis Chapman’s Slider


It’s flat out hard to hit 100+ mph fastballs. Lets get that out of the way. It’s even harder when Chapman also has sliders like this one up his sleeve. Unfortunately for him, his slider let him down later in the inning, as Jose Altuve smashed a hanger to left center to (once again) eliminate the Yankees.


Tommy Kahnle’s Changeup


Kahnle was solid in the postseason for the Yanks. Even though he gave up a run Saturday night, it could have been much worse if he didn’t get Yordan Alvarez out. This was a crucial pitch in that AB. Kahnle and the Yankees have a few minor tweaks to make, but we can expect them back in the playoffs next fall.


Adam Ottavino’s Two-Seamer


This year, Ottavino was one of the most featured players in the “Nastiest Pitches” column. Take one look at this pitch and you can see why. With the Yankees being eliminated, we won’t see Ottavino throw meaningful pitches for another five months. Goodnight, sweet prince.


GIF of the Night


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