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 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.
David Price’s Changeup – Price had another 10 K outing Tuesday against the Rangers, marking his first consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts in his career. Part of his recent success stems from his tumbling Changeup, which Prince Fielder found out the hard way on this pitch.
Patrick Schuster’s Slider – Schuster had a rough night in his first outing since being called up; in one inning he gave up three earned runs. The good news is that he threw a wicked Slider that fooled Robbie Grossman then poured salt in the wound by hitting him in the thigh. (Thanks to Redditor CoryGM for the tip!)
Carlos Carrasco’s Changeup – The Cleveland starter has been on a tear since his complete game shutout at Detroit in June. This time around, the he got the Tigers at home and welcomed them with five strikeouts. Miguel Cabrera was one of the five, thanks to this 92 mph Changeup (Brooks calls it a Fastball, but we believe it’s really a hard change) that dives away from contact.
Mike Leake’s Cutter – Leake’s job in St. Louis is primarily to eat up innings, which he did Tuesday by tossing six full innings. He also notched three strikeouts, including this one resulting from a front-door Cutter that locks up David Freese.
Chris Tillman’s Changeup – Tillman has been relying on the ground ball more than usual this season, but it seems to be working for the Baltimore starter. He earned another win Tuesday night, but struggled to miss opposing bats, recording only two strikeouts. One of those was due to this nasty Changeup that drops off a ledge in front of Will Venable.
Brooks Pounders’ Fastball – In his big-league debut, Pounders was able to notch 3 K’s in two innings of work. One of those came on this strikeout/throw-em-out combo that began with a filthy Fastball that tailed way away from the bat of Josh Thole.
Brad Brach’s Changeup – Brach was perfect Tuesday night, striking out all three batters in the one inning he worked. Corey Seager was on that list, falling victim to this 88 mph Changeup that dips under Seager’s bat for the K.
GIF Of The Night
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Christopher Chase Edmunds is a writer for Pitcher List. He is currently working on a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Alabama. He grew up in Birmingham, perfecting the knuckleball in the backyard. He can be found streaming Colorado Rockies games and avoiding any association with the Atlanta Braves.