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.
Jake Arrieta’s Slider – It wasn’t the most dazzling of efforts from Arrieta, but he got the job done and silenced his division rivals in Pittsburgh. Francisco Cervelli walked back to the dugout after getting rung up by this sweeping front-door Slider.
Matt Shoemaker’s Changeup – He struck out 10 Indian hitters Tuesday night, as Shoemaker has had himself an excellent second half. Michael Brantley was left stunned as this Changeup dove back over the strikeout for the punchout.
Aaron Sanchez‘s Fastball – It might not look like much, but the slow-motion shot shows not only how much sink Sanchez gets on his Fastball, but just how badly Eduardo Nunez missed the pitch. No wonder Dioner Navarro couldn’t catch it. (Thanks to Reddit user tomstoms for the request!)
Carlos Carrasco’s Curveball – It was a fantastic night for Carrasco, even though the Cleveland bats couldn’t get him the win. This pitch may look like Carrasco’s nasty Slider, but it’s actually classified as a hard Curveball as Erick Aybar swings well over the top of it.
LaTroy Hawkins’ Fastball – Technically, this pitch happened on Monday, but we wanted to share it with everyone any way. LaTroy Hawkins is still throwing 96 MPH, and he stunned Miguel Sano with this fantastic comebacker for the strikeout (Thanks to Reddit user stevim for the request!)
GIF Of The Night
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