Zach Britton’s Slider + The Nastiest Pitches from Saturday’s Games

Andy Patton examines the seven nastiest pitches from Saturday's games, including offerings from Noah Syndergaard, Max Scherzer, Jose Berrios and more!

Every morning we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

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Zach Britton’s Slider – It hasn’t been that hard to fool Kyle Seager this year, but this wicked slider from Britton still deserves our recognition. I’m not sure what is more vicious, the late break on this slide piece or the umpires strike three call.

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Jose Berrios’ Curveball – Berrios fanned five Royals on Saturday, although he was overshadowed by his counterpart on the bump. Still, this curveball in on the hands of Brian Goodwin was downright nasty and deserves our attention.

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Noah Syndergaard’s Changeup – Syndergaard got nailed by a line drive and had to exit Saturday’s contest. Thankfully x-rays are negative, so we should get to see more of his nasty changeup this season. Whew.

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Max Scherzer’s Slider – 0-2 against Mad Max can never be fun, as he has 1,000 ways he can beat you. He chose his nasty slider with heavy drop here, picking up one of his 11 K’s on the day.

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Jorge Lopez’s Fastball – Lopez lost his no-hit bid in the ninth inning on Saturday, but his two-seam fastball still deserves some recognition. Check out as his arm-side run lands this pitch just off the black down and away. Nasty.

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Josh James‘ Slider – Having to face an elite big league hitter like Mookie Betts so early into your career might intimidate some people, but Josh James handled it quite well – using his nasty 88 mile per hour slider to get him chasing off the plate.

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Charlie Morton’s Curveball – Morton’s curveball has been one of the most fun pitches of the season, and he did not disappoint on Saturday. Here he ran this thing way off the plate, bringing an ugly swing from Christian Vazquez along with it.

GIF Of The Night

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Andy Patton

Andy is the Dynasty Content Manager here at PitcherList. He manages all of the prospect content on the site, while also contributing a weekly article on dynasty deep sleepers, and the weekly hitter and pitcher stash lists. Andy also co-hosts the Never Sunny in Seattle podcast on the PitcherList Podcast Network, and separately hosts the Score Zags Score Podcast.

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