Every morning we review the five best pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Week. 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.
Chase Anderson’s Changeup – It was a career night for Chase as he struck out 10 batters for the first time in the bigs. His first came against Andre Either with a Changeup that had a ton of horizontal ride off the plate.
Ivan Nova’s Curveball – Nova did what he could to keep the Yankees in the game against Toronto, but ultimately was served the loss. He still made some fantastic pitches, like this Curveball to Jose Bautista that made the slugger flinch before sulking back to the dugout. (Thanks to Reddit user ajwhite98 and @ericdavidmorris for the tip!)
Ivan Nova’s Fastball – The young Yankee starter also threw this nasty 94 MPH to Justin Smoak and we couldn’t justify leaving it off the list. Excellent movement back to the plate that freezes the Blue Jays’ first baseman for the backwards K. (Thanks to @ericdavidmorris and @bez424 for the tip!)
Max Scherzer’s Slider – It was another double digit strikeout night for Scherzer despite allowing 4 ER to the crosstown rivals. He threw this hard Slider in under the hands of Gerardo Parra for one of the prettiest strikeouts of the evening.
GIF Of The Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in this weekend’s GIF of the Week contest.