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 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.
Drew VerHagen’s Curveball – You may not remember his name, but you will remember this heavy hook VerHagen threw to get Bryce Harper to whiff on a 3-2 pitch. Notice at how far it falls from Harper’s shoulders to the dirt. (Thanks to @jfmclooney for the tip!)
Joe Ross’s Slider – Despite hitting his first bump of the season against the Tigers, Ross still featured top notch stuff that created uncomfortable at-bats. J.D. Martinez can tell you first hand after fishing for this great Slider down and away.
Trevor Bauer’s Curveball – It was the best performance of 2016 from Bauer on Tuesday night with all of his stuff working. This decue to strike out catcher Erik Kratz had even Bauer shaking his head in appreciation.
Rubby De La Rosa’s Slider – Rubby went into Coors Field and didn’t let the altitude affect his ability to shut down offenses. His Slider was looking mighty pretty, and got Trevor Story to chase out of the zone to conclude a lengthy battle.
Jose Berrios‘ Curveball – The upside of Berrios is starting to blossom and we’re getting a hefty dose of filthy pitches to choose from every time he steps on the hill. His hook may be his best offering – just watch this front-door Curveball that froze Joey Rickard.
Alex Wood’s Curveball – Wood has had a resurgence in the Dodgers’ rotation, collecting nine strikeouts against the Mets last night. This Curveball to end the first inning to fan David Wright gets excellent lateral movement to sneak under the Wright’s hands.
GIF Of The Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Half contest.