Every morning we review the five best pitches from the previous day’s playoff games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back when we review the best pitches for the divisional series next 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.
Dallas Keuchel’s Slider – Despite pitching on only three days’ rest, Keuchel got the job done in the Bronx and silenced the Yankee bats. He was locating on the edges all night, and expanded well with his Slider, like this beautiful pitch off the plate to Brett Gardner for the strikeout.
Masahiro Tanaka’s Splitter – He wasn’t at his sharpest in the playoff game, but he still held the Astros to just two runs in five innings. His best pitch came on an 0-1 count to Jose Altuve as he dropped a nasty Splitter down-and-in.
Dellin Betances‘ Curveball – This behind-the-back shot of Betances’ Curveball was a great look at how much horizontal bend Betances’ breaking ball gets as it starts at Chris Carter’s shoulder before curving in for a strike.
GIF Of The Game
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the Divisional Series contest.