Every morning we review the five best 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 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.
Congrats to Corey Kluber’s Two-Seamer for winning last week’s GIF of the Week! I’m happy to see everyone loves front-door Two-Seamers as much as I do. We’ll have a contest early next week to see who will earn the GIF of the Month, don’t forget to vote!
Daniel Norris‘ Curveball – He’s starting to put it all together and dismantled the Rays over the weekend, including making Desmond Jennings so badly on this bender that the bat traveled well past third base on this whiff. There are few things more satisfying as a pitcher.
Michael Pineda’s Changeup – He was fantastic as the Yankees halted the Mets’ 11 game winning streak on Friday night, with his Changeup stealing the show. The confidence to throw this pitch inside at a perfect location off the plate makes this a beauty.
Matt Harvey’s Fastball – Harvey often gets great horizontal action on his Four-Seamers, and he barely gets enough to get Jacoby Ellsbury looking in this full count. Love the slow motion shot that exhibits the ball’s late break right on the black.
Chris Archer’s Slider – Archer has been straight up nasty lately and it’s thanks to this refined Slider, which he tweaks for more or less break on each pitch. Here he gets a boatload of side action to induce a swing from Kevin Pillar.
Jake Arrieta’s Curveball – He has thrown a QS in every outing so far, and while he didn’t have his best stuff on Sunday, he was able to make it work. Here he Ks Brayan Pena with a diving Curveball that goes from nose to toes. (Thanks @tejasxb for the GIF request!)
GIF Of The Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in this weekend’s “GIF of the Week” contest.