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.


Michael Lorenzen’s Changeup



An impressive outing from Michael Lorenzen featured a perfect mix of pitches but his changeup was on point – this perfectly placed 86 mph change was far too good for Nick Fortes.


Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s Splitter



Another week, another devastating split-finger fastball from Japanese sensation Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who earned the win thanks to seven strikeouts. This 90 mph splitter was straight nasty.


Bryce Miller’s Sinker



This is a case of the perfect pitch at the perfect time, expertly executed by Bryce Miller, who nailed the location of this sinker to Jo Adell, a 94 mph two-seam fastball on the outside of the zone for the K.


Sonny Gray’s Sinker



Speaking of elite two-seam fastballs, look no further than red-hot Sonny Gray, who struck out 10 in a masterful showing against the Phillies. Kyle Schwarber is jelly-legged by this 94 mph sinker inside.


Ranger Suárez’s Curveball



Ranger Suárez was removed from the game only two frames in after being hit by a comebacker, but before he left he gave us the perfect curveball – enjoy this filthy pitch.


Framber Valdez’s Curveball



We couldn’t feature a curveball without talking about Framber Valdez’s exquisite showing today – he improved to 4-3 and this signature 79 mph curveball was his pitch of the day to get through six innings.


Kyle Bradish’s Sinker



98 mph paint from Kyle Bradish! Wow, what a pitch with two on base and just one out. N-a-s-t-y!


Garrett Crochet’s Cutter



This is my choice for Nastiest Pitch of the day, White Sox ace Garrett Crochet with a ridiculously nasty 92 mph cut-fastball.


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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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