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 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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José Berríos‘ Curveball




José Berríos got absolutely crushed in this game, to the tune of eight earned runs in four innings. This was his only strikeout of the day but it was still a filthy curveball to get Josh Naylor.


Trevor Richards‘ Changeup




Trevor Richards came in later on in relief and also fooled Josh Naylor with this disgusting changeup that tumbled far out of the zone


Aroldis Chapman’s Splitter




Aroldis Chapman has been relegated to setup duty in New York, but I think if he increased his splitter usage he’d be more effective. This pitch is insane.


Aroldis Chapman’s Sinker




Chapman’s sinker still has that triple digit bite to it as well. I don’t think we’ve seen the end of his dominance just quite yet.


Adam Ottavino’s Slider




Adam Ottavino’s slider is a legendary pitch, and it’s still got that nasty bite.


Collin McHugh’s Slider




Speaking of nasty bite, Collin McHugh’s slider also possesses some special movement that always seems to find its’ way into GIF form.


Alex Lange’s Changeup




Alex Lange’s changeup is a pitch that’s come out of nowhere to be one of the nastiest changeups in the league this year. Much like Trevor Richards‘ changeup, not too many people know how nasty the pitch is. Keep an eye out for this one.


Cionel Pérez’s Sinker




This pitch was never a strike, but it still got an insane amount of movement and completely fooled David Peralta.


Matt Brash’s Slider




Matt Brash has had an up and down year, but his slider is still among the nastiest pitches in the game when he’s on the major league roster.


Carlos Rodón’s Slider




Here’s a gorgeous, painted slider from Carlos Rodón to send you into the rest of your weekend.


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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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