The 10 Nastiest Pitches from Sunday

The Nastiest Pitches from Sunday's MLB action

Every morning, the We Love Baseball crew reviews the Nastiest Pitches from the previous day’s games. If you see something you think should be included here be sure to tweet @PitcherList to let us know. Or, if you’re a PL+ Member and part of our Discord, shout it out in the Nastiest Pitches channel.


Brayan Bello’s Slider



Okay Brayan Bello, I see you. After working on that slider all offseason, and struggling with it to begin this year, Bello finally showed up with eight strikeouts in a Sunday afternoon matchup vs the Angels. He gave up a bomb on the very next pitch, but this slider was still filthy.


José Berríos‘ Curveball



My goodness. This pitch eats Nolan Jones for lunch. It was classic Berrios on the mound today, as he shut down the Rockies by allowing only four baserunners in seven strong innings.


José Berríos‘ Sinker



Yeah, Berrios was nasty for most of this outing. Who doesn’t love a good front-door sinker?


Mitch Spence’s Slider



Well hello there, Mitch Spence. I really wish we had a better camera angle for this disgusting slider, as Oakland has one of the worst in the league. Sacramento, unfortunately, will not be much better.


Yennier Cano’s Changeup



It’s your daily dose of nasty Yennier Cano changeups, surprisingly the only one he threw for a strike on Sunday. All it takes is one, and this one was more than good enough.


Yu Darvish’s Cutter



Yu Darvish did not have his best night against the Dodgers, but this cutter for the strikeout against fellow Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani was straight up filthy.


José Suarez’s Sweeper



Poor Wilyer Abreu whiffed helplessly not once, but twice at this pitch on Sunday. And honestly, I don’t blame him.


Corbin Burnes‘ Cutter



Similar to Darvish’s cutter above, this cutter from Corbin Burnes starts off a bit more inside but the movement is much more pronounced with that sweet, sweet camera angle in Baltimore.


Alexis Díaz’s Fastball



Alexis Díaz may not throw triple digits, but he painted this perfect fastball down and in for the final out of the game. A true work of art.


Andrew Nardi’s Slider



Andrew Nardi, I was unfamiliar with your work, sir. This slider jumps out thanks to its’ crazy amount of movement, but all of Nardi’s sliders really stood out on Sunday. He’s a guy I’ll be looking for more of in the future.



Photos courtesy of Icon Sportswire
Adapted by Kurt Wasemiller (@KUWasemiller on Twitter / @kurt_player02 on Instagram

Ben Brown

Ben is a lifelong resident of the great state of Maine who loves the wild and wacky intricacies of baseball. During the summer months, you'll find him either in the woods at a golf course or floating on the water upta camp, both with a local beer in hand and a game on the radio.

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