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 Second 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.
Drew Pomeranz’s Curveball – The Dirty Cheerleader looked much more comfortable in his second start for the Red Sox. His infamous Curveball was on point, inducing whiffs like this swing-and-miss from Ian Kinsler all day long.
Miguel Gonzalez’s Fastball– Showing improved control, the White Sox starter tied his season high of eight strikeouts Monday against the Cubs. One of those Ks came on this inside Fastball that froze Dexter Fowler in place.
Fernando Rodney’s Changeup – Rodney took the L Monday against the Phillies, but still recorded two strikeouts in his one inning of work. One of his victims was Cesar Hernandez, who bit off more than he could chew by chasing this nasty Changeup down and away.
Justin Verlander’s Curveball – JV is on pace to easily surpass his strikeout totals from last year and 2014. He’ll have no problem setting some personal records if he keeps throwing filth like this tight Curveball that locked up Hanley Ramirez.
Aaron Sanchez’s Changeup – After dealing for seven shutout innings against the Padres, Sanchez’s ERA is down to a tantalizing 2.72, easily one of the best among starters. Along with improving his ERA, he also added to his strikeout total, getting batters like Alex Dickerson to fan on nasty pitches like this fading Changeup. (Thanks to Redditor CrustyM for the tip!)
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.