The 8 Nastiest Pitches From Tuesday

Kevin Gausman gives a nasty-pitch masterclass, and more!

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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Kevin Gausman’s Splitter




A masterclass from Toronto Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman spearheaded a day of phenomenal pitching performances across baseball. Gausman was superb through eight innings, allowing just one hit and one walk (both in the first inning) whilst striking out 10, including this delightful 86 mph splitter to fell Ji-Man Choi.


Jacob deGrom’s Changeup




Welcome back Jacob deGrom! The Mets ace finally made his 2022 season debut, and he only went five strong innings and touched 101.6 mph with his heater. We’ve missed him for sure. Nelson Cruz hasn’t though, he became a victim of this wonderful 92 mph changeup. No chance, Boomstick!


Yu Darvish’s Cutter




It was a busy day for the Padres off the field, but on it they also got results thanks to a dominant showing from Yu Darvish – the starter struck out seven in six innings including this vicious 88 mph cut-fastball to beat Charlie Blackmon.


Braxton Garrett’s Slider




Young Marlins lefty Braxton Garrett has impressed for his pitcher-strapped ball club in his short spell in the big leagues this season. Garrett was impressive with his slider once again, registering seven of his 11 strikeouts with the pitch. This sweeping 85 mph slider was far too good for Donovan Solano.


Spencer Strider’s Four-Seam Fastball




Just the cool 13 strikeouts for the latest Atlanta pitching sensation, Spencer Strider as he picked up his sixth win in only his 12th big league start. This nasty 99 mph heater high and rising in the zone blew past Rhys Hoskins with aplomb.


Matt Manning’s Slider




Detroit’s Matt Manning returned from the injured list and immediately flashed his elite slider. The devastating late movement down and out of the zone from this 82 mph slider was good enough to get the seasoned veteran Jorge Polanco.


Adam Wainwright’s Curveball




Adam Wainwright just keeps dealing – the legendary Cardinal starter threw seven scoreless innings against the Cubs to notch his eighth win of the season. Wainwright chucked in this trademark 73 mph 12-6 curveball to fell Ian Happ.


Tyler Anderson’s Changeup




The Dodgers have found this year’s diamond in the rough with lefty Tyler Anderson, who once again produced a solid five innings of work to put the Dodgers in a winning position. His stuff isn’t flashy but it is effective, like this 79 mph changeup to strike out Brandon Belt.


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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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