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 @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Aaron Nola’s Fastball – Nola’s Two-seamer is one of my favorite pitches to GIF up. The movement here is ridiculous as the ball moves from outside the strike zone on the outer half, all the way to inside third of the plate. Tyler Flowers is left bewildered by the movement.
Marcus Stroman’s Slider – Stroman is one of the best in the game at getting movement on his pitches, and it’s a wonder why he hasn’t moved into the upper echelon of starters in the majors. Here Stroman uses his new tool, a hard Slider, to K Mitch Moreland.
Max Scherzer’s Changeup – Scherzer came off the DL last night, and was back to his old self, striking out 10 Marlins to get a win. Scherzer used his mix of pitches well including this late dropping Changeup to Derek Dietrich.
Zach Britton’s Fastball – Britton’s Two-Seamer is one of the hardest pitches in the game to make hard contact off. Some hitters are able to foul off the hard breaking Fastball at 96 MPH, but most can’t even do that, as Guillermo Heredia can attest. (Thanks to twitter follower @scopes__ for the tip!)
Luis Severino’s Slider – Severino had a tough time with Jose Ramirez last night as the Indians second basemen was able to hit two homers off the Yankees ace, but Severino was able to get Ramirez to swing through this diving Slider thrown at a high velocity. (Thanks to Redditors jimmcdermott and roflgoat for the tip!)
Corey Kluber’s Curveball – Kluber wasn’t as great last night as he has been in the second half this year, but he was plenty good enough to fool the Yankees most of the night. This Curveball to Todd Frazier moves out of the strike zone and far away from Frazier’s bat.
GIF Of The Night
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