The 8 Nastiest Pitches From Wednesday

The Nastiest Pitches from Wednesday'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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Spencer Strider’s Fastball




Spencer Strider lit up the Nationals in the nation’s capital on Wednesday night, and he lit up the radar gun with triple-digit heat on multiple occasions. This triple-digit paint against the first batter of the game is a thing of beauty.


Luis Castillo’s Fastball




Strider wasn’t the only one pumping triple digits on the corner, either. Luis Castillo also accomplished that feat, albeit in the opposite corner but with the same result. We normally like to feature Castillo’s changeup but this pitch was too good to ignore.


Luis Castillo’s Changeup




Oh, hey, speak of the devil! Yeah, Castillo threw a filthy changeup as well. I know, you must be shocked.


Spencer Strider’s Slider




While we’re at it, we might as well go back to the Strider well, too. This slider had a ton of late movement and painted the corner of the zone. Strider looked really, really impressive last night.


Clay Holmes‘ Sinker




Speaking of impressive, Clay Holmes got in the game and earned another save last night. I’m just going to leave this tweet by former Pitcher List writer Max Greenfield right here:



Shane McClanahan’s Curveball




Earlier in the same game, Shane McClanahan threw this filthy curveball against Aaron Hicks which got an awesome reaction out of the catcher. McClanahan is getting some serious Cy Young discussion this year, but four runs allowed in the Bronx won’t help.


José Berríos‘ Changeup




We cap off this installment of Nastiest Pitches with someone who is no stranger to NP – José Berríos. First, this changeup that falls off the plate to get Rougned Odor swinging is a thing of beauty.


José Berríos‘ Curveball




And, of course, we have to feature Berrios’ signature filthy pitch, the curveball, which did its’ fair share of damage on Wednesday night to the tune of a 51% CSW. Nasty stuff.


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Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

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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