The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Tuesday

The Nastiest Pitches from Tuesday'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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Jordan Lyles‘ Changeup




This changeup from Jordan Lyles passes the “oof” test in a big way, as it completely fooled Raimel Tapia into taking a called strike three.


Dillon Tate’s Slider




Lyles’ teammate, Dillon Tate, has been a Nastiest Pitches stalwart this year. He threw back-to-back whiffle ball sliders to Bo Bichette in this at-bat before striking him out with an equally nasty changeup.


Gerrit Cole’s Changeup




Speaking of nasty changeups, Gerrit Cole threw this devastating front-door changeup to catch Ji Man Choi looking to end the fourth inning. Cole’s changeup isn’t the nastiest pitch in his arsenal, but this one still fit the bill.


Gerrit Cole’s Fastball




Meanwhile, Cole’s fastball earned a 46% CSW on the night, including 13 called strikes as he painted the right side of the plate all night.


Kyle Hendricks‘ Changeup




Kyle Hendricks‘ changeup has made many appearances in Nastiest Pitches this year, and he unleashed multiple changeups on Tuesday that were worthy of inclusion here. This one was the best of the bunch.


Matthew Liberatore’s Curveball




Tucupita Marcano was forced to his knees after this devastating breaker from rookie Matthew Liberatore. This pitch is gorgeous.


Clay Holmes‘ Sinker




Did you know that Clay Holmes has a .30 ERA this year? No, that’s not missing a number ahead of the decimal. This sinker explodes out of his hand and forces a very defensive swing out of Kevin Kiermaier.


Michael King’s Curveball




The tandem of Clay Holmes and Michael King in the Yankees’ bullpen this season has simply been unfair. Both pitchers have been among the best relievers in the game this season and they’ve both been absolutely filthy. This curveball from King is just disgusting.


Jackson Stephens‘ Changeup




Jackson Stephens located this filthy changeup perfectly outside the zone to generate a wicked whiff from Josh Bell to end the inning. Bell didn’t stand a chance.


Trevor Richards‘ Changeup




I keep saying that Trevor Richards has one of the most underrated changeups in the game and this is yet another example of it. A 38.8% CSW is in elite territory, but unfortunately his other offerings lack consistency and aren’t nearly as good as this devastating pitch.


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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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