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 to see if it made it in our September Nastiest Pitch GIF Tournament. 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.
Chris Bassitt‘s Curve
The A’s and helping journeymen quality pitches dominate – name a better duo. Mike Fiers and Bassitt have been prime examples of that this year, with both of them well under career norms. This looper from Bassitt must be so difficult to square up, huh,
Alex Young‘s Slider
Young was phenomenal last night, striking out 12 Reds. The slider was his dominant pitch, racking up 10 of those strikeouts. He made Eugenio Suarez look silly more than once, but this slider is just too good to pass up.
Aaron Barrett‘s Slider
What an emotional night for Aaron Barrett and the Nationals. Barrett was an up and coming reliever for the team when he blew out his arm – the injury required Tommy John. He had multiple serious setbacks on his way back to the Majors, but last night pitched for the first time since 2015. Safe to say he’s still got good velocity and movement. Congratulations, Aaron!
Anthony Kay’s Curve
Well, that Marcus Stroman trade sure is interesting. Stroman has been off to quite the rocky start while Kay, who went to the Blue Jays (along with Simeon Woods-Richardson) to complete the deal, was excellent in his MLB debut last night. He locked up Austin Meadows with this snapping curveball.
Evan Marshall‘s Changeup
Yuck! That change has some upper echelon movement! Not much more to say here than I know I’ll be paying more attention to Evan Marshall moving forward.
GIF of the Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner may be featured in September’s Nastiest Pitch GIF Tournament.