The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Saturday

Pitchers were on fire on a wonderful day of baseball!

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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Rich Hill’s Curveball




The crafty Mets veteran Rich Hill brought out his trademark slow curveball to embarrass Brewers infielder Kolten Wong. This 69 mph curveball disappears away from the lefty like a wave sweeping onto the shore. Delightful.


Ranger Suárez’s Changeup




A career performance from young Phillies starter Ranger Suárez as he pitched a complete-game shutout of the Pirates in just 97 pitches, allowing a mere four hits. He struck out the side in the eighth including this crafty 87 mph changeup to baffle Wilmer Difo.


Sean Manaea’s Changeup




The Athletics needed a big win against the Astros today to stay in the hunt for a wildcard spot and Sean Manaea helped out by pitching a beauty. The A’s rallied in the bottom of the ninth to take the victory to give Andrew Chafin the win, but Manaea did the leg work. What a terrific 84 mph changeup this is to dispose of young Jake Meyers.


Luis Severino’s Changeup




How good is it to see Yankees pitcher Luis Severino back on the mound throwing fire?! Severino struck out four over two dominant innings and used the changeup to end both the seventh and eighth innings – this electric 91 mph changeup with dip and move was far too good for slugger J.D. Martinez.


Sandy Alcantara’s Changeup




I know, another changeup! This is too good not to include! A ridiculously vicious 93 mph change from Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara to strikeout Kevin Kiermaier to end the fourth inning.


Shane McClanahan’s Four-Seam Fastball




“Come on Ben, give them the heater!” Ok, here we go – the old 99 mph number one high and fast from Shane McClanahan to retire Lewis Brinson.


Robbie Ray’s Slider




Another delightful outing from Blue Jays acquisition Robbie Ray, whose performances on the mound this season have been value for money, indeed. This lovely 89 mph hard slider to strike out Mitch Garver after a nine-pitch battle was a joy.


Corbin Burnes‘ Curveball




Oh, Corbin, this was a joy! Brewers ace Corbin Burnes struck out nine, including six by way of the curveball – the most ever in his career. This filthy 82 mph 12-6 curve left James McCann swinging at thin air. Naaaaaasty!


Zac Gallen’s Knuckle-Curve




As far as knuckle curveballs go, you won’t see much better than this 79 mph effort from Zac Gallen in his impressive outing against the Dodgers. Max Muncy was the fooled batter.


Eli Morgan’s Changeup




Luis Robert looked like he was questioning his life choices after this bamboozling 75 mph changeup by confident young Cleveland starter Eli Morgan. What a way to finish this week’s article.


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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 sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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