The 2023 Major League Baseball season in under way, which means pitchers are back to throwing ridiculous pitches that professional hitters have no chance of hitting.
One of those pitches was thrown Thursday night by the Mariners’ Matt Brash. Seattle’s right-handed reliever pitched just one inning against the Guardians but he made it count as his knuckle curveball that struck out José Ramírez was easily the nastiest pitch of Opening Day.
This pitch not only struck Ramírez out but it sent the power-hitting third baseman to the ground, where he could only watch as Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh fired the ball around the infield.
Check this out:
Matt Brash, Bohemian Rhapsody Knuckle Curve. 💀⚰️🪦 pic.twitter.com/OK6ZlhHA9c— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 31, 2023
That is NASTY.
MLB fans agreed.
What a Matt Brash breaking ball will do to one of the best hitters of this generation pic.twitter.com/CIoCeoYoiS— Gabe (@PlayoffTanaka_) March 31, 2023
Matt Brash vs José Ramírez is baseball’s version of getting crossed up.— Alyssa Charlston (@Alyssacharlston) March 31, 2023
Matt Brash just K'd Jose Ramirez so hard he collapsed. Dude struck out just 82 times last year, one of the best K% marks in baseball.— Brandon Gustafson (@TheBGustafson) March 31, 2023
Best pitch in the history of baseball 😂 pic.twitter.com/lKorX8Hj8K— Marine Layer Podcast (@MarineLayerPod) March 31, 2023