The 8 Nastiest Pitches From Friday

The Nastiest Pitches from Friday'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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José Berríos‘ Curveball




José Berríos earned the win despite allowing ten baserunners over five innings. It certainly helped that the Blue Jays scored nine runs on the night, but a 36% CSW with his curveball helped as well. This one was absolutely filthy.


José Berríos‘ Sinker




Meanwhile, Berrios’ sinker only earned one strike all night, and it was this nasty one inside on the hands of Isaac Paredes.


Corbin Burnes‘ Curveball




Corbin Burnes had a relatively pedestrian night by his standards on Friday, striking out only five over his six innings of work. This curveball to phenom Oneil Cruz shows that even on an off night, he can dial up the filth at any point.


Adrian Sampson’s Changeup




Adrian Sampson’s curveball has not been his best pitch this season, but this one to MVP candidate Rafael Devers was a thing of beauty.


Rich Hill’s Curveball




This nice curveball from Rich Hill once again proves that hitters will always fall for the slow cheese, no matter how ready you are for it.


Hirokazu Sawamura’s Splitter




Hirokazu Sawamura’s splitter has elite velocity, and it ranks as the second-fastest splitter in baseball. Can you name who has the fastest? Give it some thought, and I’ll leave it at the bottom of the page.


Trevor Rogers‘ Curveball




Trevor Rogers got himself out of a jam and showed some emotion after striking out Lane Thomas with this nasty curveball.


Spenser Watkins‘ Cutter




The crowd may not have agreed with the call, but Spenser Watkins dotted the corner with this gorgeous cutter early in the game.


What Was The Nastiest Pitch From 7/1?


The answer to the trivia question is none other than Jhoan Duran!


Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

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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