The 5 Nastiest Pitches From Saturday

The best of the best from the NLDS Game 2's.

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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Ian Anderson’s Changeup




Worth his weight in gold this postseason, Atlanta’s young starter Ian Anderson delivered the goods once again by restricting the Dodgers to just one run in his four stellar innings. This delightful 89 mph changeup to strike out Chris Taylor with runners on base in the fourth inning was his most important out of the day.


Walker Buehler’s Knuckle-Curve




Three of Walker Buehler’s six strikeouts came thanks to his elite knuckle-curveball. A wonderful 12-6 82 mph curve took care of the dangerous Ozzie Albies in the bottom of the third inning. Buehler would exit in the bottom of the fourth after giving up three runs, which would prove decisive in the final result.


Brusdar Graterol’s Sinker




The powerful young right-hander Brusdar Graterol is born for the offseason with his cavalier character and pure heat. This 100 mph two-seam fastball to blow away veteran Adam Duvall at least deserved a replay!


A.J. Minter’s Four-Seam Fastball




Wow, what a sensational two innings in relief from lefty A.J. Minter, who struck out four of the six batters he faced through two scoreless innings. This 97 mph high heater kept climbing enough for Mookie Betts to chase it. Nasty!


Tyler Matzek’s Slider




If there is one reliever who has owned the postseason so far, it is Atlanta’s calm and cool Tyler Matzek. The big lefty once again was dominant with his lethal slider. Corey Seager had no chance with this beautiful 86 mph disappearing effort.


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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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