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.
Charlie Morton’s Curveball – Charlie Morton had his strikeout stuff working on Saturday, striking out 12 in six innings of work. His fastball sat in the mid-90’s and his devastating curveball flummoxed the entire Rangers lineup, including Ronald Guzman.
Jake Junis’ Slider – Mike Trout has worked hard to cut back his strikeouts. That didn’t seem to bother Jake Junis, who fanned him with a late-breaking slider off the plate away.
Jameson Taillon’s Fastball – 94 mile per hour fastballs with late arm side run are already pretty nasty. Placing it right on the black is borderline unhittable. Just ask Justin Bour, who decided his best bet was to hope for some help from the umpire. No luck.
Max Scherzer’s Slider – Not too many guys have sliders that can touch 88 miles per hour. Then again, not too many guys have had the success that Scherzer has. Check out this wicked slider that breaks way in on the hands of Tony Wolters. Nasty.
Jordan Hicks’ Fastball – Electric Cardinals rookie Jordan Hicks brought his blazing fastball on Saturday, freezing Cliff Pennington on a heater that just cut back onto the inside corner.
Brad Hand’s Slider – Hand earned a four-out save by striking out all four Giants he faced on Saturday. He finished it off with a nasty slider to Austin Jackson that he swung right through.
GIF Of The Night
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That Brad Hand guy sure is special!