Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Chirs Sale And Craig Kimbrel Feature #1 And #4 'Nastiest' Pitches In MLB

According to a poll among 85 MLB hitters, Chris Sale's slider is the nastiest pitch to face in all of baseball. Of course, the most vivid example of the pitch's power was Manny Machado's drop to his knees to end The Fall Classic. While Sale's #1 ranking has gotten wide play over the last few days, the fourth nastiest pitch has not gotten much attention. That belonged to Red Sox closer Craig Kimbreland it wasn't his fastball. As Boston fans came to recognize for most of Kimbrel's three years in Carmine Hose, his sick knuckle-curve (coming as it does right after his 99-MPH heater) was absolutely devastating. Assuming he has fixed whatever caused his cardiac saves in the post-season, Kimbrel is still the best closer option for Boston. Multiple reports have indicated that a reunion may, in fact, be close at hand. Stay tuned!