Matt Harvey’s Fastball + The Best Pitches From Monday’s Games

Every morning we review the five best pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the “GIF of the Week”. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

Matt Harvey‘s Fastball – It has been a bit of a rocky road for the supposed Mets’ ace lately, and even through his four walks against the Nationals yesterday, he still froze Michael Taylor with this lively 99 MPH Fastball that curls back onto the plate for the backwards K.

Hector Santiago’s Slider – So Santiago holds a sparkling 2.30 ERA – which we know will come down as the second half progresses – but he’s making some excellent pitches to earn the elite mark. Case in point, he made David Ortiz look foolish with this Slider well off the plate yesterday.

Rubby De La Rosa’s Changeup – While he only struck out one batter across the evening, it was a pretty one on this 88 MPH Changeup. Take a look as it seems to be a Fastball down broadway before falling off the table away from Cole Gillaspie’s bat

Aroldis Chapman’s Fastball – We all know he can dial it up, and his struck out Anthony Rizzo with a 101 MPH heater to end Monday night’s affair with the cubs. Just try to watch this Fastball without letting out a “oof” as it blazes through the zone.

Andrew Heaney’s Slider – Heaney has been a welcome addition to the Angels staff, as he now holds a 1.57 ERA across five starts. He carved up the Red Sox offense, collecting four strikeouts including knotting up Xander Bogaerts in the fourth.

GIF Of The Night

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.