The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Friday

The Nastiest Pitches from Friday'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.


Tyler Glasnow’s Slider



Hey, this Glasnow guy is pretty good huh? Well, his line wasn’t so great on Friday but he sure knows throws a nasty slider regardless.


Rafael Montero’s Changeup



My goodness. We were not given a slo-mo look at this pitch on either broadcast, which is a major disappointment because this pitch is disgusting. I wanted every angle you can imagine.


Nestor Cortes‘ Sweeper



Rafael Devers takes some wild swings but this one is as bad as I’ve ever seen him look. The reaction by Nestor Cortes afterwards is classic Nestor as well. This was a great pitch in a huge spot and Nestor delivered in a big way.


Chris Roycroft’s Sinker



I was really impressed with Chris Roycroft’s sinker tonight. That pitch has a ton of bark to it and new National Juan Yepez didn’t quite know what to do with it.


Bryan Hoeing’s Splitter



I accidentally caught this pitch as I was trying to find Tanner Banks‘ short outing during this game, and thankfully I did because this splitter by Bryan Hoeing was straight up nasty. Hoeing started this game, striking out four and allowing one run over three solid innings.


Paul Skenes‘ Slider



Paul Skenes struck out Harrison Bader with his slider not once, not twice, but three times in this game. Skenes was his usual dominant self, executing with all four pitches in his arsenal to the tune of eight strikeouts. He’s already one of the best pitchers in all of baseball.


Tommy Kahnle’s Changeup



Despite giving up a game-winning two-run home run to Cedanne Rafaela two batters earlier, changeup master Tommy Kahnle bounced back to strike out Wilyer Abreu with this nasty changeup. There’s your silver lining, Yankee fans!


Tanner Banks‘ Slider



This pitch from Tanner Banks really sneaks in on Emmanuel Rivera, so much so that Rivera can’t even check his swing.


José Alvarado’s Cutter



This pitch is as filthy as they come in all of baseball, but it’s usually hidden behind Philly’s awful center-field camera angle. Thankfully, we get to see plenty of nasty movement with this one.


Kevin Gausman’s Splitter



We cap this evening off with a filthy splitter from Kevin Gausman that rides in under the hands of Julio Rodríguez. This pitch is completely unhittable, but when you fool a hitter as good as J-Rod you get some extra benefit of the doubt.


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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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