Every morning we review the nastiest 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 First Half. 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.
Trevor Bauer’s Fastball – There’s no stopping the Tribe lately, especially now that Bauer is heating up. Just look at this Fastball working in all the way to the wrists of Tyler Flowers.
Jon Gray’s Curveball – Even though he gave up a pair of homers, Gray struck out eight Blue Jays en route to a win Monday. This filthy Curveball to Edwin Encarnacion wasn’t a strikeout pitch, but its ridiculous bend still got our attention. (Thanks to Redditor wewlad_trump for the tip!)
Marco Estrada’s Changeup – Any trip to Coors Field must be daunting for pitchers susceptible to the long ball. This time around, Estrada only gave up one homer in six innings of work. Sitting down Nolan Arenado with this Changeup definitely helped the Toronto starter’s cause. (Thanks to Redditor Flerpinator for the tip!)
Blake Snell’s Curveball – Snell picked up his first career win even after giving up four runs to the Red Sox on Monday. Check out this Curveball to Hanley Ramirez starts outside the zone then dips back over the plate for a backwards K.
Vincent Velasquez’s Changeup – In his first start since coming off the DL, Velasquez struck out seven over five shutout innings. It was fun watching him continue to send Diamondback players back to the dugout, including Nick Ahmed on this 89 mph Changeup that falls right off the table as it crosses the plate.
GIF Of The Night
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Christopher Chase Edmunds is a writer for Pitcher List. He is currently working on a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Alabama. He grew up in Birmingham, perfecting the knuckleball in the backyard. He can be found streaming Colorado Rockies games and avoiding any association with the Atlanta Braves.
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