The 10 Nastiest Pitches from Wednesday

Wednesday's best across Major League Baseball.

Every morning, the We Love Baseball crew reviews the Nastiest Pitches from the previous day’s games. If you see something you think should be included here be sure to tweet @PitcherList to let us know. Or, if you’re a PL+ member, and part of our Discord, shout it out in the Nastiest Pitches channel.


Tarik Skubal’s Changeup



Tarik Skubal’s scheduled start was pushed back a day due to weather, but that didn’t affect the lefty in the slightest as he dominated over seven shutout innings. Seven of his eight strikeouts came on fastballs, but this changeup wasn’t too shabby either.


Paul Skenes‘ Splitter



This is an off-speed pitch. At 96 mph. Completely ridiculous.


Cristopher Sánchez’s Changeup



Cristopher Sánchez quietly continues to put up quality numbers for the Phillies and continued that today with six shutout innings in San Francisco. He showed off a great change here to Heliot Ramos.


Braxton Garrett’s Slider



Braxton Garrett cruised to an easy victory in this one as the Marlins routed the Padres 9-1. Garrett only recorded two strikeouts, but he displayed a nasty slider to Jake Cronenworth here in the second.


Spencer Turnbull’s Sweeper



Spencer Turnbull allowed the Giants’ lone run in this one to break up the shutout in the bottom of the ninth. He did make Jorge Soler look silly, however, with a sharp, late-breaking sweeper off the plate.


Ryan Pepiot’s Changeup



Ryan Pepiot has had a bit of an up-and-down start to his Rays’ tenure but has continually shown off his strikeout stuff which made him a part of the Dodgers/Rays Tyler Glasnow deal. His first K of the night came on a beauty of a change to Seth Brown.


Spencer Schwellenbach’s Slider



A new Spencer has emerged in the Atlanta pitching staff, and while he is unlikely to replace Spencer Strider, Spencer Schwellenbach showed some promise in his first start. He put away Lane Thomas here on a filthy slider buried in the dirt.


Alek Manoah’s Slider



Alek Manoah would unfortunately have to leave this one early with an injury after only an inning and two-thirds. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious as it’s been nice to see the Blue Jays’ big righty back facing major league hitters. Before he left, he picked up three strikeouts, all on his slider.


Corbin Burnes‘ Slider



It was just another day at the office for Corbin Burnes as the O’s ace recorded another seven innings of one-run ball. He struck out five as Baltimore coasted to a victory over their AL East rival Red Sox.


Seth Lugo’s Curveball



Seth Lugo has been a revelation for the Royals this year, as the veteran former-reliever has settled in nicely in his second season as a full-time starter. He came into Wednesday with a sub-2.00 ERA and that number only went down with another dominant outing. He put away Jose Miranda with a filthy breaking ball to end the fourth.


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Photos courtesy of Icon Sportswire. Adapted by Kurt Wasemiller (@KUWasemiller on Twitter / @kurt_player02 on Instagram)

Colin McCusker

Colin is a former collegiate pitcher who now spends his time watching as much baseball as possible.

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