Carlos Carrasco’s Slider and the Nastiest Pitches from 5/9
Every morning, we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition 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 Quarter Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList, and we’ll GIF it up and give you a shoutout here in the article.
Carlos Carrasco’s Slider
Carlos Carrasco pitched a shutout last night but still didn’t get a quality start in a rain-shortened outing. Carrasco’s slider was lethal as usual. This pitch to Yolmer Sanchez is a doozy.
Wade Miley’s Changeup
Wade Miley got the win against the instate rival Texas Rangers using his well spotted four-seamer and a late dropping changeup. This changeup drops so late that Jeff Mathis has no chance to hold up.
Trevor Richards’ Changeup
Trevor Richards’ changeup to Daniel Descalso is part of a run of changeups from yesterday’s sleight of games. Look out for the similarities and differences from each change piece.
Mike Soroka’s Changeup
Mike Soroka has shown all the stuff necessary to dominate hitters in the early going. If Soroka can refine his command and repertoire, he can lead a rotation one day. Soroka showed a changeup I didn’t know he had in his arsenal to get David Peralta way out in front.
Felix Peña’s Changeup
Felix Peña went seven innings scoreless yesterday, using the great movement on all his pitches to confuse hitters. Jeimer Candelario ends up swinging early on a pitch that ends up in the dirt. Dirty. Sorry.
Patrick Corbin’s Slider
Patrick Corbin has shown in the early going that he is no flash in the pan. His extreme slider usage makes sense when you see pitches such as this finisher to Max Muncy.
Yu Darvish’s Two-Seamer
Yu Darvish has been a frustrating player to own in fantasy at the moment because he’s shown he still has upper echelon stuff and also that he has no idea where the ball is going. All the walks mean he’s not an effective pitcher right now, but he still throws multiple pitches a game that not many pitchers can match. This two-seamer to Chad Wallach breaks so much it’s hard to believe it came in at 93 mph.
GIF of the Night
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