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.


Kevin Gausman’s Splitter



The pitching performance of the day was no doubt the complete game shutout from Kevin Gausman against the A’s. The Blue Jays ace struck out 10 and his signature split-finger fastball was humming. Shea Langeliers was made to look foolish by this 85 mph effort.


Orion Kerkering’s Four-Seam Fastball



Young Orion Kerkering showed the crowds in London what a nasty pitch is all about with this perfect 99 mph heater to paint the corner of Brandon Nimmo’s strike zone. Kerkering contributed three strikeouts to a 7-2 Phillies win across the pond.


MacKenzie Gore’s Slider



After Austin Riley was inches away from a double down the line that would have most likely removed MacKenzie Gore from the game, the Nationals young starlet answered back with this big-time 92 mph slider to end the inning and escape the jam. Elite!


Freddy Peralta’s Slider



A disappointing day at the office for Brewers ace Freddy Peralta, who left before the end of the fourth inning. However, he ended this nine-pitch battle with leadoff hitter Matt Vierling with a devastating 81 mph slider for the strikeout. N-a-s-t-y!


Ryan Feltner’s Curveball



There are not many pitchers coming out of Colorado these days but Ryan Feltner is a guy who deserves your attention with his potential stuff and pitch arsenal. This delicious 79 mph curveball was a treat and looks even better in the slo-mo view.


Brayan Bello’s Sinker



This is downright filthy from Red Sox young gun Brayan Bello, who unleashed this 96 mph two-seamer whilst battling the elements to strike out Oscar Colás to end the fourth inning. The perfect execution of the perfect pitch at the perfect time.


Taj Bradley’s Four-Seam Fastball



The pitching duel of the day took place in the Trop as Taj Bradley went head-to-head with Kyle Bradish. Bradley took the loss but he got zero run support despite seven strikeouts in an impressive display. This rising high heater was his go-to pitch for Ks. 98 mph fire to strike out Gunnar Henderson.


Kyle Bradish’s Slider



A 90 mph hard slider for the ages from Kyle Bradish as he continues his phenomenal start to 2024. Poor Alex Jackson was only hitting fresh air with the movement on this beautiful slider away.


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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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