Rays’ Oliver Drake drives internet wild by throwing just another nasty pitch

first_imgStephen Strasburg, Disgusting 95mph Two Seamer. 🤮 pic.twitter.com/vSnq1uepWD— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 12, 2019Then there’s the pitch that really was devil magic: the high-90s two-seamer thrown by Drake’s teammate Jose Alvarado early in the season:Not sure I’ve ever seen a pitch so filthy and disgusting as this Jose Alvarado screw ball, if you will. More like whiffle ball or even pitching with a ping pong ball if you ever tried that as a kid. pic.twitter.com/6i0U01alvD— Greg Brady 🚴 (@TheGregBrady) April 4, 2019Good luck explaining that one.Hey, bravo to Mr. Drake for finding something that works so well, but let’s remember that a lot of other pitches are pretty nasty, too. Rays reliever Oliver Drake became internet famous Saturday after he struck out the White Sox’s Leury Garcia on a nasty split changeup.People couldn’t comprehend the pitch’s lateral movement across the plate.  This pitch might have broken physics. pic.twitter.com/9M62Y5gzRt— MLB (@MLB) July 21, [email protected] @kaiama_2 I’ve watched this multiple times and still don’t understand.— Josh Deon (@joshdeon922) July 21, 2019Mood pic.twitter.com/sKoYLbW2nD— ʞɔıɹʇɐԀ (@Pdogg0711) July 21, 2019pic.twitter.com/1RdxohXbuE— Matt V Parker 🇺🇸 (@MVPenergy) July 21, 2019Maybe the extreme overhand release had something to do with that.Not sure why that particular pitch would have left people dumbfounded, though. Drake broke off something unhittable, but you don’t have to look far and wide to uncover other major league pitches that dart and dive as much as, if not more than, Drake’s delivery.MORE: Watch MLB games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Heck, there are three solid examples from just the past week (via Pitching Ninja): Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop:Pedro Strop, Wicked 89mph Splitter….and Sword. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/WaBJt850Vi— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 20, 2019Braves right-hander Mike Soroka:Mike Soroka, Disgusting 90mph Sinker…and Sword. ⚔️Soroka may have won himself a Sword of the Week with that one. @CespedesBBQ pic.twitter.com/QZuu5iP1Uv— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 14, 2019Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg:last_img

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