Wainwright said that he threw the pitch so poorly for safety reasons. 

By Extra Mustard
April 04, 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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