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 Playoffs 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.
Adam Ottavino’s Fastball – It’s not too often that Ottavino is featured on here for something other than his wicked slider, but this incredible two-seamer at 97 miles per hour got past Jason Heyward to end the seventh inning. And that is worthy of its own place atop the nastiest pitches.
Pedro Strop’s Slider – There was a lot of clutch pitching from the bullpen on either side, which kept this game close and into extra-innings. Strop dropped this wicked slider at a cool 86 miles per hour on Nolan Arenado for a crucial strike three.
Wade Davis‘ Cutter – Davis dropped this absolute gem on Albert Almora, a tight cutter that was perfectly placed down and away. The late movement on this pitch really leaves hitters chasing.
Jon Lester’s Curveball – Lester was his usual nasty self in the playoffs, tossing six innings of one run ball and striking out nine. Here he used his big, loopy curveball to get a big whiff from Ian Desmond for strike three.
GIF Of The Night
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