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Corbin Burnes‘ Cutter
The breakout is real for the Brewers hurler Corbin Burnes. Albeit a year later than most expect, Burnes has battled back from injuries and worked his way nicely from the bullpen to a regular starter. The Brewers had a day yesterday with a 19-0 pummeling of the Detroit Tigers, but don’t let that take anything away from this performance from Burnes. He worked his sinker, cutter, and slider beautifully. Here is said nasty cutter, a 94 mph ripper on the outside corner to Jeimer Candelario.
Luis Garcia‘s Changeup
It was quite the debut from the Houston Astros’ Venezuelan prospect. Luis Garcia went five innings, allowing only one hit alongside two walks and four strikeouts. Here is the best of them – a disappearing 84 mph changeup to Vimael Machin.
Jesus Luzardo‘s Sinker
Yu Darvish‘s Sinker
Trevor Bauer‘s Knuckle-Curve
Trevor Bauer was pretty vocal after seeing himself left off a graphic for potential Cy Young contenders earlier in the week. He wasted no time in putting himself on that list – this outrageous 82 mph knuckle-curveball was his second in succession to punch out Ian Happ.
Deivi Garcia‘s Slider
Aroldis Chapman‘s Four-Seam Fastball
Edwin Diaz‘s Sinker
Zach Davies‘ Changeup