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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Emmanuel Clase’s Slider



Emmanuel Clase threw back-to-back-to-back sliders in this at bat, and Cal Raleigh never stood a chance.


Caleb Thielbar’s Curveball



I always say, a pitch is nasty when it passes the “oof” test. This pitch passed the oof test in a big way, as the crowd let out one collective oof once they saw Caleb Thielbar spin this nasty curve in there.


Jhoan Duran’s Splitter



The Splinker, the nastiest pitch in all of baseball, is back by popular demand. Jhoan Duran is not human.


Dylan Bundy’s Changeup



Dylan Bundy never quite turned into the ace he was projected to be, but he’s still a good pitcher with flashes of brilliance. This changeup shows exactly that as it completely fell off the plate for a silly-looking K.


Frankie Montas‘ Splitter



Frankie Montas generated some gorgeous movement on this filthy splitter that David Peralta couldn’t help but whiff at.


Miles Mikolas‘ Curveball



Who doesn’t love a good 12-6 curveball? Miles Mikolas has had a very solid year on the back of this nasty pitch, and he dialed one up yet again for our viewing pleasure.


Max Castillo’s Changeup



The camera angle doesn’t do this filthy changeup from Max Castillo any justice. There’s a reason why the batter offered up at a pitch so far out of the zone – it started right over the heart of the plate.


Josh Winckowski’s Sinker



Josh Winckowski has had an up-and-down season, but he did enough on Sunday to help the Red Sox earn their fourth straight win. This sinker low and in was easily his best pitch of the day, and it completely ate up Ezequiel Duran.


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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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