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.
Clayton Kershaw’s Curveball – On any given night he’s sure to have a pitch worthy of this list, and Tuesday night gave us this beauty to helpless pinch hitter Jarrett Parker. You would be hard pressed to think of a better Curveball in baseball. (Thanks to Reddit users Colossal89 and Llort2 and @adampaulcooper for the tips!)
Johnny Cueto’s Changeup – The second pitch of yesterday’s Cueto outing against the White Sox produced a pretty Changeup to Adam Eaton that can’t be ignored. Watch it start in the middle of the plate before fading away from Eaton’s bat for strike two. (Thanks to Reddit user RM_Getaway for the tip!)
Matt Moore’s Curveball – Moore hasn’t exploded onto the scene in his return to the hill this year, but his Curveball has looked gorgeous. He struck out Donovan Solano with this sweet 81 MPH hook yesterday and it made us giddy.
Matt Wisler’s Slider – It hasn’t been the ideal rookie year for Wisler, though last night’s outing against the Nationals was a step in the right direction. He snuck this backdoor Slider past MVP front-runner Bryce Harper yesterday to send him back to the dugout. (Thanks to Reddit user cman1098 for the tip!)
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.