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 Second 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.
Felipe Vazquez‘s Changeup – This dirty Changeup would look even better if Felipe was wearing his “Nightmare” Player’s Weekend jersey that he’s set to wear this coming weekend for the second consecutive year. Changeups like this one are the reason the moniker is warranted.
Noah Syndergaard‘s Sinker – Noah Syndergaard throws hard, people. I don’t know if you were all aware. Austin Slater‘s hideous swing just says it all here. Thor has got some of the most electric stuff in the game.
Trevor Richards‘ Changeup – Trevor Richards had a nice line last night in a home matchup against the Yankees, going 5 1/3 with two earned runs and nine strikeouts. This Changeup here to The Mighty Giancarlo Stanton demonstrates why he has sneaky intrigue to fantasy baseballers.
Stephen Strasburg‘s Curveball – Strasburg was knocked around for the second start in a row, failing to get through the fifth frame with a putrid six earned runs, but I have to give him credit for this beautiful hook here that freezes Rhys Hoskins.
Walker Buehler‘s Changeup – Last night at Dodger Stadium featured an awesome pitching matchup between Jack Flaherty and Walker Buehler. Buehler had a dominant outing, pitching seven innings of one run ball with a career high of nine strikeouts. Pitches like this Changeup to Matt Carpenter have me feeling like this career high of nine won’t stand for too long.
Jordan Hicks‘ Sinker – As a Dodger fan, this is so masochistic of me to include the final pitch of another brutal late-inning loss as the season enters a free-fall, but I have to give credit where credit is due, and Jordan Hicks flamethrower merits a spot here yet again…sigh.
Adam Ottavino‘s Slider – Personally, Adam Ottavino has my favorite Slider of any righty in the game. This pitch is a wicked thing of beauty. Travis Jankowski is involuntarily playing hopscotch cause he’s so off-balance.
GIF Of The Night
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