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.
Chaz Roe’s Slider – Hello old friend. Roe is back, and with that comes his absolutely ridiculous, hurricane slider. Here he reacquaints himself with rookie Miguel Andujar for a wicked strike three.
Victor Alcantara’s Splitter – Woof. The Tigers got pummeled on Thursday, but at least fans can revel in this nasty 93 mile per hour splitter that runs way off the plate from rookie reliever Victor Alcantara.
Shane Greene’s Fastball – I was hard on Tigers fans in my last post, so I’ll give them two today. Here Detroit’s closer uses his heater with heavy arm side run to get a nice swing and a miss from Ehire Adrianza.
Masahiro Tanaka’s Splitter – It’s been a day filled with heavy arm side run. Tanaka tossed six innings of two-run ball on Thursday, striking out six. He used his nasty split-finger to freeze catcher Michael Perez.
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.