The Nastiest Pitches From April: Terrific Two

What's in the water down in Tampa Bay?

Every day we bring you the nastiest pitches of the previous night’s games, and there are a bunch to sift through for our weekly Nastiest Pitch series to determine which pitches are the nastiest of the week. We’ve since narrowed it down to sixteen of the very best pitches from the previous month, and it’s up to you to determine which pitch will be crowned the Nastiest Pitch of April.

It’s now the final round, the Terrific Two, so vote with your heart today and the winner will be announced on Twitter tomorrow.


Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)


4/12 – Diego Castillo’s Sinker (1)






4/29 – Shane McClanahan’s Sinker (1)




I have to admit, this is the Terrific Two matchup I expected all along. These are easily the two best pitches I’ve seen all season (in my opinion) so I am not shocked that this is what we’ve ended up with. Two Tampa Bay pitchers, two filthy sinkers, battling it out for the April crown. Both are deserving, but only one can come out on top.


Which Pitch is the Nastiest Pitch from April?


Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on 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.

6 responses to “The Nastiest Pitches From April: Terrific Two”

  1. DB says:

    Both great pitches, but McLanahan’s is the only one that ever looked like it would end up in the zone.

  2. Justin Paradis says:

    This is super close, but 101 mph was the tiebreaker for me. How does anyone hit that?

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