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.


Logan Gilbert’s Splitter



A phenomenal eight shutout innings for Logan Gilbert, who showed command and ruthlessness from the start, needing just 20 pitches to get through the first three innings. This brilliant 85 mph split-fastball to strikeout Nick Gordon was textbook nasty.


Bailey Ober’s Changeup



It was a case of anything you can do, I can do one better from Bailey Ober today as he threw a complete game against the Athletics allowing two runs on two homers and only four hits with no walks. Ober was masterful at mixing in his slider and changeup alongside his fastball. This 82 mph change to get Zack Gelof in the bottom of the eighth exemplified his day out.


Jon Gray’s Four-Seam Fastball



96-mph paint from Jon Gray with a heater for one of his three strikeouts in six shutout frames in which he allowed just two hits. The Rangers veteran has had a solid season and notched his third win of the year on the back of this professional performance.


Marcus Stroman’s Slider



It was a sliderfest once again from Marcus Stroman as he worked his way through six strikeouts in 6.2 innings against a dangerous Atlanta lineup. Stroman was workmanlike in his approach and was rewarded with his seventh win of the campaign. A perfectly located 86 mph effort was far too good for Marcell Ozuna.


Emmanuel Clase’s Slider



A 92 mph hard slider to end the ball game from Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase was the perfect ending to another confident Cleveland performance. Clase now boasts a tidy 0.74 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, and 37:3 K:BB over 36.1 innings in 2024. Elite!


Zack Wheeler’s Sinker



Phillies ace Zack Wheeler allowed one run on two hits and struck out eight in a dominant outing to take his ninth win of the season. Wheeler was spraying strikes all over the plate with his elite arsenal. This 96 mph two-seamer was the best of the bunch, achieving a complete jellylegging of Jake McCarthy.


Jared Jones‘ Slider



N-a-s-t-y! Jared Jones showing what he is all about with this vicious 92 mph slider to strike out Ben Rortvedt. The young Pirates phenom struck out eight on his way to picking up his fifth win of the year.


Tyler Glasnow’s Sinker



There is no better pitch here to Luis Guillorme than a high two-seam fastball with movement back into the left-hander. Tyler Glasnow executing it perfectly at 97 mph. Legit nasty.


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Benjamin Haller

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