Pablo Lopez’s Changeup and the Nastiest Pitches from 10/7

Laud over the nastiest pitches from day three of the Division Series

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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Pablo Lopez’s Changeup


Ok, it’s official, Pablo Lopez throws the best changeup in baseball in my eyes – even a hitter like Ronald Acuna had no idea about this 89 mph change.


Clayton Kershaw’s Slider


It is clear that Clayton Kershaw doesn’t have the juice he used to possess – but he is still an elite pitcher with a commitment to his craft, as shown by this devastating 91 mph slider to Will Myers today.


Zach Davies‘ Changeup


Zach Davies has lived off the effectiveness of his changeup this season – here he jelly-legs Chris Taylor with a 79 mph changeup that drops nicely into the outside corner.


Ian Anderson’s Changeup


The young Atlanta Braves starter Ian Anderson has been phenomenal since arriving on the scene this season – my favorite is his phenomenal 89 mph changeup, which fooled slugger Jesus Aguilar.


Masahiro Tanaka’s Slider


There is life in the old dog yet – Japanese veteran Masahiro Tanaka produced a bit of mastery with this rippling 87 mph slider to embarrass Austin Meadows.


Shane McClanahan’s Slider


Welcome to the show, Shane McClanahan – the hype around the Rays’ young gun is real. He will likely join the rotation next year, however, we are getting a sneak peek right now. Look at his 86 mph slider to strikeout Gleyber Torres. Wow!


Diego Castillo’s Sinker


The big man is back on the mound, looking fired up! It is great to see Diego Castillo hurling at full health – I’ve missed watching him paint the corners with 97 mph sinkers like this to DJ LeMahieu.

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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