The 8 Nastiest Pitches from Saturday

The Nastiest Pitches from Saturday's MLB action.

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.


George Kirby’s Four-Seam Fastball



12 Strikeouts for George Kirby in his most dominant outing of the young season. The Mariners ace was in total control of his arsenal from the off, with Jake McCarthy embarrassed by this 97 mph heater. Elite!


Jordan Hicks‘ Splitter



The renaissance of Jordan Hicks is complete – the Giants reliever-turned-starter project is bearing fruit after a nine-strikeout performance against the Pirates earned him his second win of the season. Bryan Reynolds was the victim of this nasty 85 mph split-finger fastball.


Tanner Bibee’s Changeup



A masterful nine-strikeout outing for Tanner Bibee against one of the best lineups in baseball went a long way to affirming his stock as an up-and-coming young starlet. Orlando Arcia was fooled by this perfectly placed 79 mph changeup.


Ranger Suárez’s Curveball



Ranger Suárez’s phenomenal start to the season continued with eight innings of shutout baseball that included eight strikeouts. His sinker was on point but this devastating curveball to fell Eguy Rosario in the second inning was mouth-dropping.


Carlos Rodón’s Slider



Seven of Carlos Rodón’s strikeouts were thanks to his beautiful slider, which was on song in this outing. Joey Wiemer had no idea what was going on with this 88 mph slider.


Brady Singer’s Sinker



Just look at the movement on this two-seamer from Brady Singer, who was hot and cold through his five innings but managed to punch out six and this 92 mph sinker was the best of the bunch.


Sonny Gray’s Sinker



Talking of phenomenal two-seam fastballs, there is none better than Cardinals starter Sonny Gray’s. This electric 94 mph sinker on a 3-2 count against Pete Alonso is the art of pitching at its very best. Bravo!


Tyler Glasnow’s Curveball



A magnificent performance from Tyler Glasnow and his fastball was a champion for him. There are plenty of highlights of those pitches out there today so I thought I would parade his brilliant “drop from heaven” curveball. This wonderful 85 mph curveball to jelly-leg Daulton Varsho was a gem.


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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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