Watch: Adam Wainwright may have delivered the worst pitch of all-time (for safety reasons)

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Wednesday April 5th, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright may have delivered the worst pitch of all-time on Tuesday. (That doesn't count 50 Cent's first pitch.) But it may have been for safety reasons. 

In the top of the fourth inning, Wainwright threw a pitch very far from the strike zone while facing opposing starting pitcher Jake Arrieta. It went terrible.

Watch the pitch below:

Wainwright explained after the game that he saw catcher Yadier Molina set up for a curveball, when he was throwing a fastball. It was a last-second audible. 

“I saw him shift outside and I was looking at a different part of the plate,” Wainwright said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “When I saw that, instantly—and I saw it before—I thought he was looking for a breaking ball and I had fastball grip. I did not want to throw a ball and hit him in the collarbone or something and have Yadier out. I pull-hooked it and erred on the side of not hitting him—by 20, 30 yards.”

The Cardinals lost to the Cubs, 2-1. 

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