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.
Carlos Carrasco’s Curveball – Chance Sisco? Rather ironic since there was no chance he was going to hit this pitch. This perfect Carrasco curveball seemed to float over the zone before diving down an in on a helpless Sisco.
Justin Anderson’s Slider – Anderson made his big league debut in a 2 run game against the defending World Series champs and he did not disappoint. He threw 99 MPH heat and huge frisbee sliders like this strike 2 pitch on a flailing George Springer.
Cody Allen’s Curveball – If you freeze this GIF about half way through, it looks like the perfect meatball pitch. But Allen’s big curve dives from waist to toes – right as it crosses the plate.
Kevin Gausman’s Splitter – Jason Kipnis had a rough game, thanks in large part to completely unfair pitches like Gasuman’s splitter. Gausman only allowed 4 hits and the 24% whiff rate on his splitter was a big reason for that.
Jake Odorizzi’s Curveball – Odorizzi didn’t have a great night against the Yankees but this big 12-6 curve against Gary Sanchez was a thing of beauty.
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.