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 @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Clayton Kershaw’s Curveball –The dominance of Clayton Kershaw is something all baseball fans we’ll tell the next generation about with wonder and amazement. His consistency of superlative pitching is something to behold. Here he uses a parabola-like Curveball to strike out Drew Stubbs in another sterling outing.
Michael Wacha’s Fastball – Wacha has battled injuries and diminished effectiveness since his rookie year breakout, but he’s still at least an average starter with the hope for a return to his pre-shoulder surgery stuff. His Fastball was lively last night, and even without much movement he can paint the outside corner effectively. This pitch at 95 MPH gets Marco Estrada looking.
Marco Estrada’s Changeup – It was a nice matchup last night in St. Louis with Estrada and Wacha battling through 6 IP before the bullpens let up some runs. Estrada has been great to start this season and should be on everyone’s fantasy radar. Here he uses a crisp Changeup to make Jedd Gyorko miss and make an odd facial expression.
Patrick Corbin’s Slider – Corbin seemed to lose his control in 2016 with a higher BB/9 then he had previously shown. He seems to have figured things out this year, and gotten back to his old self. Here he uses a sharp Slider to pint the black and get Erick Aybar looking.
Danny Farquhar’s Changeup – The Ray’s bullpen was collectively great last night pitching 6 innings scoreless to secure a much needed win. Here Farquhar uses a side spinning Changeup that Jharel Cotton would be proud of to K Hyun-Soo Kim.
JC Ramirez’s Slider – Ramirez hadn’t started a game since AA in 2011, but he has shown that his high velocity Fastball/Slider combination may play as a starter. Here he uses a 89 MPH Slider that looks like it will be right in Stephen Vogt’s wheelhouse before darting way out of the zone.
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.
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