Collin McHugh’s Slider + The Nastiest Pitches from Tuesday’s Games

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.

Collin McHugh’s Slider – McHugh has had an excellent season out of Houston’s bullpen. Armed with a brand new slider, he used that weapon to freeze rookie Dawel Lugo for strike three.

Luis Castillo’s Changeup – Castillo struck out nine in 6.1 innings on Tuesday, continuing his hot second half to the season. Here he used his devastating changeup to fan Yasmani Grandal. Nasty.

Jose Quintana’s Curveball – Quintana threw 6.2 scoreless innings against the Brewers on Tuesday, striking out seven. His curveball was magnificent, here getting a big whiff from Travis Shaw. 

Chris Sale’s Slider – Sale only threw one inning on Tuesday, giving up one hit and striking out two. His slider is back, as you can see from Devon Travis‘ ugly hack.

Tyler Glasnow’s Curveball – Glasnow had yet another quality start on Tuesday, continuing his excellence with Rays. Here he used his wicked curveball to get a big whiff from Michael Brantley.

Raisel Iglesias’ Changeup – Cody Bellinger took a big hack at this wicked changeup from Iglesias, but wasn’t able to make contact as this pitch ran away. Nice.

Miles Mikolas’ Curveball – Mikolas struck out seven in seven innings of one run ball against the Pirates on Tuesday. He fanned rookie Kevin Newman with his trademark hook that broke down and out of the strike zone.

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Andy Patton

Andy is the GIF Manager here at PitcherList. He manages the Nastiest Pitches articles while also contributing a weekly article on Deep League Adds and 'The Rotation', an Anti-List post about music and baseball. Beat writer for the Seattle Seahawks (SeahawksWire) as well as a contributor at Prospects1500 and Rotoballer. Diehard Tigers fan and Gonzaga graduate.




McHugh’s pitch looked more like a changeup to me, with the arm-side break. Just curious why you think it was categorized as a slider.

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