The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Sunday

The Nastiest Pitches from Sunday's slate of games.

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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Corbin Burnes‘ Curveball




Starting off, we have a filthy curveball from an impressive Corbin Burnes outing. Burnes struck out 11 hitters over seven innings, with a healthy mix of his cutter, curve, and fastball. Here he puts the curveball on display for Tommy Edman, who swings over the offering.


Rafael Montero’s Sinker




Sometimes an unexpected name pops up in our Nastiest Pitches articles, and this morning, we’ve got one for you. Here’s Rafael Montero throwing a filthy sinker that runs in on Luis Torrens for a swinging strike three. Just a seamless pitch that’s utterly unhittable.


 Shane McClanahan’s Changeup




Usually, we like to feature a violent heater from Shane McClanahanbut this morning we’re going with his offspeed pitch. McClanahan fires off a filthy changeup that skips out of the zone and away from the bat of Kyle Higashioka for a strike three here.


MacKenzie Gore’s Curveball




Rookie MacKenzie Gore has been stellar for the Padres, and yesterday the young southpaw continued to impress. He struck out nine over seven innings, and none of his pitches were filthier than this curve that he bends over the plate to Rodolfo Castro.


Alex Lange’s Changeup




Alex Lange pitched a clean 1.1 innings for the Tigers yesterday as he picked up the win. The young reliever was able to strike out two hitters, including the powerful José Ramírez, who went down swinging at a wicked changeup.


Patrick Sandoval’s Slider




The pitching from both the Blue Jays and Angels was sloppy yesterday, as both offenses combined for 21 runs. And even though Patrick Sandoval found himself responsible for six of those, he was still able to fire off some filthy sliders, just like he does here to Bradley Zimmer.


Max Fried’s Curveball




Who doesn’t love a Max Fried curveball that gets some insane 12-6 movement. The pitch just drops straight out on Jon Berti who can only swing away at what was one of Fried’s five nasty Ks from yesterday.


Craig Kimbrel’s Knuckle-Curve




Next up, we’ve got the final pitch that sealed a sweep for the Dodgers over the Diamondbacks. Craig Kimbrel fired off a perfect backdoor curveball that just paints the zone for a called strike three to end the game.


Zack Wheeler’s Slider




Zack Wheeler’s line against his former team was hurt by some poor Phillies defense, but other than that he looked fully in control. Wheeler tossed seven strikeouts and was even able to strike out the red hot Francisco Lindor on this wonderful slider.


Adam Ottavino’s Slider




I will admit, this may be a Nastiest Pitches first. Just a few pitches after this slider, Nick Castellanos got the best of Adam Ottavinowith a 3-run blast. However, the first pitch of the at-bat was too filthy to pass up, so here it is in all its glory.

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Donny Moskovits

Donny currently studies Financial Mathematics at Baruch College. He writes nastiest pitches articles here at Pitcher List, and is a die hard Mets fan whose optimism can only be described as unbridled.

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