The 8 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 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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Emmanuel Clase’s Cutter




Emmanuel Clase’s cutter is a special kind of filth that not too many pitchers possess.


Edwin Díaz’s Slider




Edwin Díaz very nearly threw an immaculate inning after this gorgeous backdoor slider caught the corner of the zone. History wasn’t meant to be for Diaz on Friday night, but he still finished the job and earned yet another save for the Mets.


Devin Williams‘ Changeup




The Airbender came to Beantown and did Airbender things as you would imagine. Devin Williams’s changeup disappeared under the bat of Xander Bogaerts as the Red Sox continued their slide to irrelevance.


Josh Hader’s Slider




After Devin Williams did his thing, Josh Hader came in and finished the job. This slider had a ton of bite to it and completely ate up Jaylin Davis.


Jharel Cotton’s Changeup




Jharel Cotton is quietly putting together a decent season with the Twins as he tries to establish himself as the dominant arm he was once projected to be. This changeup shows a glimpse of the potential he still has in him.


Sandy Alcantara’s Changeup




The most dominant pitcher in baseball this season.


Alex Cobb’s Splitter




Alex Cobb owned the night with 11 strikeouts against the Cubs. His splitter only earned a 23% CSW on the night, but it was still dancing all over the plate.


James Kaprielian’s Changeup




James Kaprielian rarely throws a changeup, but this one was pretty darn nice.

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Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

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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