Alex Wood’s Changeup + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From This Weekend’s World Series Games

Through the playoffs, we’ll be featuring 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 after each round 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.

Alex Wood’s Changeup – Yes, his no-hit bid ended with a blast, but Wood was as on as ever in Game 4 and this Changeup should exhibit his dominance well. Watch the pitch start in the heart of the plate before dying right before getting to Yuli Gurriel, leading to a big swing-and-a-miss over a pitch well below the strikezone.

Clayton Kershaw’s Curveball – It was shocking to see Kershaw get bounced so early from the instant classic that was Game 5, but boy did he look like his elite self early on. Check out Jose Altuve’s feet as he danced in the box while watching this Curveball guide itself back to the catcher’s mitt for a called strike.

Brad Peacock’s Fastball – We’ve featured Peacock plenty this postseason, though we don’t hear many complaints. His Fastball has helped carve up batters, especially when he’s able to whip it back to the outside corner with this much horizontal movement. Absurd.

Brandon Morrow’s Slider – Morrow’s Game 5 collapse has been well documented already (three straight games!), but when he looked fresh in Game 3, he was sharp as a tack. Just look at what his Slider could do as he fanned Carlos Correa with this dirty breaking ball.

Lance McCullers’ Curveball – McCullers was brilliant for the Astros on Friday night and it’s no secret his Knuckle-Curveball is a major reason for his success. There were plenty to choose from, but we loved this one’s tight break down-and-in to Cody Bellinger for a quick strike one.

GIF Of The Night

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.


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