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 and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First Half. 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.
Conor Mullee’s Fastball – It was the major league debut for the Yankee reliever and he well earned his first strikeout in the bigs against slugger Paul Goldschmidt. It came on this 92 MPH heater with excellent movement down-and-in that snuck under Goldschmidt’s bat.
Jerad Eickhoff’s Curveball – While Eickhoff has struggled to put it all together in the past few weeks, his Curveball is still a dangerous weapon that can end at-bats. It was fun to watch him fan Giancarlo Stanton with the pitch Monday night.
Mark Melancon’s Cutter – Melancon comfortably holds the closer role in Pittsburgh and he has his Cutter to thank for his job security. He uses it effectively on both sides of the plate, and turned to a backdoor bender to close the door on Mallex Smith.
David Phelps‘ Fastball – It took a while for Phelps to find a role that he’s felt comfortable in, though he’s looking great as the Marlins set-up man. He had an easy inning of work against the Phils, including this strikeout of Freddy Galvis with a well-spotted inside Fastball.
Drew Smyly’s Curveball – Smyly had his way with the Blue Jays Monday evening as he allowed just one ER across five frames. A big yacker is Smyly’s best pitch and relied on it to complete the second frame against Darwin Barney.
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.