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 Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Aaron Nola’s curveball – Aaron Nola was awesome yesterday against the Red Sox, as per usual, pitching eight innings of one-run ball with just one walk and six strikeouts, including this beautiful curveball.
Gerrit Cole’s slider – Gerrit Cole was solid against the Seattle Mariners, pitching 6.2 innings, giving up just two runs and striking out eight, including this filthy 91 MPH slider.
James Paxton’s curveball – Paxton looked excellent against the Houston Astros, pitching seven innings of shutout ball and striking out eight, including this nasty curveball to strike out Tyler White.
Kirby Yates’ splitter – Kirby Yates came in and pitched two great shutout innings of relief and striking out two, including this filthy splitter that brought Austin Slater to his knees.
David Price’s changeup – Price looked excellent against the Philadelphia Phillies, dueling with Nola through eight innings and giving up just one run with five strikeouts. Here, he makes Scott Kingery take a knee with a nice changeup.
Carlos Martinez’s slider – It was a tough day for CarMart who looked excellent—pitching 4.2 innings and logging nine strikeouts—but left early with a right shoulder strain. Here, he got Ryan McMahon swinging at a nasty slider.
Tyler Anderson’s changeup – Anderson put together a pretty meh start against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up four runs over six innings and striking out five, including this nice changeup that sent Paul DeJong reaching.
GIF of the Night
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