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 First 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.
Brandon Morrow’s Fastball – A little 2-2 chin music at a cool 99 miles per hour from Morrow here to earn himself a critical strikeout. No one likes heat that fast up in that area, and for good reason.
Dallas Keuchel’s Slider – Keuchel had a weird but efficient outing on Sunday, only striking out two but pitching seven innings of one run ball. Here he used his yo-yo slider to get a big swing and a miss from Avisail Garcia.
Joakim Soria’s Curveball – Soria decided to hit the ultimate frisbee turf prior to the game, and must have kept his frisbee in his pocket. He found the perfect time to use it however, fanning Jose Altuve with a pair of runners on to end the inning. What a pitch.
Ryan Borucki’s Slider – Borucki held the Yankees in check on Sunday, giving up just one run in seven innings of work, with five strikeouts. That included using his beautiful slider to fan Clint Frazier in the sixth.
Domingo German’s Curveball – German struck out five in six solid innings of work against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Getting a bases loaded, two-out strikeout of Lourdes Gurriel was a key part of the game, and his nasty slider got the job done.
Michael Fulmer’s Changeup – It’s always nice when Michael Fulmer makes it out of the seventh inning. He struck out six, here using his nasty changeup with heavy arm side run.
Nick Kingham’s Slider – Kingham rebounded to post a solid start against the Phillies on Sunday – striking out five in six strong innings. His slider bamboozled Rhys Hoskins here, running way out of the strike zone and away from his swing.
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.