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.
Fernando Rodney’s Fastball – Rodney continued his incredible season, lowering his ERA to a miniscule 0.33 mark as he earned the save against the Reds. He struck out a pair, including making Joey Votto look foolish on this comeback inside Fastball.
Santiago Casilla’s Curveball – Casilla struck out the side in Pittsburgh to earn his 16th save of the season. The first came off this 3-2 Curveball that Matt Joyce just couldn’t lay off of as it bent into his knees.
Kyle Barraclough’s Slider – The National League’s K/9 leader padded his lead yesterday as Barraclough struck out two Cubs in his inning of work. The first came on this excellent front-door Slider that froze Matt Szczur.
Jerad Eickhoff‘s Curveball – Eickhoff has returned to form over the past five starts, holding a 2.01 ERA and 27 strikeouts. He got the job yesterday in Minnesota, and used his beautiful hook to earn a strikeout against Max Kepler.
Jon Lester‘s Curveball – While it wasn’t the flashiest of Lester starts, he kept his team in the game, allowing just 2 ER across seven frames. He struck out Giancarlo Stanton twice during the night, with his first victimization coming off this deceptive yacker.
GIF Of The Night
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