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Yohan Flande‘s Slider – It was his first start of the season, and Flande did a solid job of shutting down the power bats of the Cubs. He did well from the beginning, as he struck out Dexter Fowler on a Slider that never stopped diving inside.
Jose Fernandez’s Curveball – JoFer’s Curve is one of the best in the game, and it’s no surprise he collected a few Ks with the pitch against the Nationals on Tuesday night. Here he fans Ian Desmond on a bender that falls down and away from his bat.
Noah Syndergaard’s Fastball – It was a sparkling night for the Mets rookie as he was perfect heading into the 7th inning. Check out this 98 MPH Fastball with movement that nips the inside corner at the knees to stun Yangervis Solarte.
Jake Odorizzi’s Split-Changeup – Odorizzi hasn’t gotten into a groove since his DL stint, but last night was a great step in the right direction. His Split-Change is the deadliest weapon in his arsenal, and it made easy work of James McCann.
Trevor Bauer’s Curveball – It was a tough loss for Bauer as he allowed just 2 ER across all nine innings, but he stuff was working. This hook in the first inning to shut down Lorenzo Cain was a beaut.