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.
J.A. Happ’s Slider – This beautiful slider from J.A. Happ starts way off the plate then breaks late to catch the outside corner. Happ almost went the distance in this one, but unfortunately some trouble in the ninth forced him out of the game and added a couple extra runs to his line. What a bummer.
Ross Stripling‘s Curveball- Stripling had a PQS in Chicago in a loss, however, he still managed to fan seven without walking a batter. Stripling has now accrued eighty five strikeouts on the season with only eleven walks, thanks to Curveballs like this one.
Jakob Junis‘ Slider – Junis struggled with command today tying his season high with four walks, but this Slider to strikeout Jurickson Profar reminds us that he can be a very serviceable pitcher when his Slider is working for him.
Jose Urena‘s Fastball – This ninety-six mph heater to Nick Hundley is a badly needed strikeout for Urena with the bases juiced. This is a great pitch, but Urena followed by letting five runs score in the inning. yeeeeesh.
Frankie Montas‘ Slider – Quick pitch ’em with the slide piece Frankie! Montas had a nice outing today getting through six and two-thirds of one-run ball with six strikeouts to show for it.
GIF Of The Night
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