The 8 Nastiest Pitches From Sunday

The Nastiest Pitches from Sunday'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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Aaron Ashby’s Changeup




Aaron Ashby came into Fenway Park and cruised through four innings before an unfortunate blow up in the 5th led to the loss. His 35% CSW on the day was great, however, and his pitches were dancing all over the plate. This changeup disappeared off the plate as Xander Bogaerts swung right through it.


Ryan Pressly’s Curveball




This insane curveball from Ryan Pressly had a ridiculous 3316 RPM and forced Cal Raleigh into an off balance swing.


Adrian Sampson’s Changeup




Adrian Sampson fooled the h*ck out of Austin Wynns with this changeup that fell off the face of the earth.


Max Fried’s Curveball




Max Fried may have the prettiest curveball in all of baseball, and he spotted this one perfectly against Carson Kelly for the K.


Taijuan Walker’s Splitter




The splitter hasn’t been a major weapon for Taijuan Walker this year (24.5% CSW), but this one was legitimately filthy.


Taylor Clarke’s Changeup




Aaron Hicks took a HUGE swing on this pitch from Taylor Clarke and whiffed about as badly as you can on a pitch that starts inside and ends up off the outside corner.


Shane McClanahan’s Slider




It wasn’t Shane McClanahan’s best start of the season, but he still had nasty stuff. Sometimes you just have an off day.


Dylan Cease’s Slider




Finally, Dylan Cease came out to prove that his All Star snub will only fuel the chip on his shoulder for the rest of the season.


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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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