The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Saturday

The Nastiest Pitches from Saturday'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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Charlie Morton’s Curveball




Uncle Charlie was rocking it on Saturday as he struck out 12 on the day in a win against Pittsburgh. His 41.2% CSW was fantastic and was helped by a whopping 47.2% CSW on the curveball alone.


Hunter Greene’s Fastball




Hunter Greene may have missed his spot here, but it’s still a nasty piece of triple digit cheese for a called third strike.


Jhoan Duran’s Splitter




I want to highlight this filthy two pitch sequence by Jhoan Duran to Harold Ramirez. First, Duran threw his notorious splinker up and in at 96 MPH for a whiff. This pitch is filthy enough as it is.


Jhoan Duran’s Curveball




Duran then follows it up with a disgusting curveball out of the zone and Ramirez looks silly trying to swing at it.


Devin Williams‘ Changeup




Devin Williams is the king of the nasty changeup. This one is pedestrian by his standards, but it’s still one of the ten nastiest pitches of the day.


Michael Rucker’s Changeup




Michael Rucker’s changeup also makes this list, as it darted in on Jose Trevino for the strikeout late in last night’s matchup vs the Yankees in the Bronx.


Camilo Doval’s Slider




Camilo Doval got out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the eighth inning yesterday, striking out Mookie Betts with this nasty slider down and away.


J.B. Wendelken’s Changeup




J.B. Wendelken got in on the action yesterday, throwing this changeup that fluttered out of the zone for a nasty whiff.


Kyle Crick’s Slider




Kyle Crick threw this disgusting slider to end the top of the sixth inning yesterday, and Marcus Semien had no shot at making contact with it.


George Kirby’s Changeup




Finally, this changeup from George Kirby dropped out of the zone at the last moment as Alex Verdugo swung right over the top of it.


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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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