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 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.
Aaron Sanchez’s Curveball – Sanchez had his way with the visiting Yankees Wednesday night, collecting six strikeouts through 6.2 shutout frames. His Curveball was on point and used it to get a big whiff on Didi Gregorius in the fourth. (Thanks to Redditors PandaWrestler and TuloCantHitski for the tip!)
Max Scherzer’s Changeup – It was a fantastic rebound for Scherzer, thanks to a reinvigorated Changeup that featured its classic drop. He accrued eleven strikeouts over the outing, including fanning David Lough on a slow ball that started middle of the plate before diving into the dirt with late break.
Michael Fulmer’s Slider – Fulmer has been on a roll across his last three starts, allowing just 1 ER and punching out 22 batters. He took care of business against the Angels, earning his final out of the game with this fantastic Slider to veteran slugger Albert Pujols.
David Phelps‘ Cutter – This Cutter is one of those pitches that I simply can’t get enough of. The excellent command to spot it perfectly on the inside corner mixed with a good velocity at 92mph and the lateral break to change direction from David Freese’s knees to the strikezone makes this a joy to watch.
Mike Bolsinger’s Curveball – Bolsinger had his third start of the year for the Dodgers on Wednesday evening, and he kept his opponents under 3 ER for the second straight game. He faced a tough lineup in the Cubs, and was able to defuse their bats with this heavy hook through the game.
GIF Of The Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Half contest.