Watch Koda Glover close out a Nats win with a ridiculous 96-mph slider
The average Major League four-seam fastball is 93 mph. Facing the Padres on Friday night in the Nats' 5-1 win, reliever
With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth,
A 96-mph fastball is already considered elite for a pitcher, so how does a hitter have any chance to make contact when the pitch is that fast, while also twisting and ducking more than a dancer at a rave?
Perhaps most terrifying for batters: Glover has just 14 1/3 innings to his name this year and already has the three fastest sliders on the books.
At 95.6 mph, Koda Glover's game-ending slider tonight was hardest slider thrown for a swinging strike this yr. Glover is 1-2-3 on that list.— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) May 27, 2017