Every morning, we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition 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 Quarter Contest. Did we miss your favourite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList, and we’ll GIF it up and give you a shoutout here in the article.
German Marquez‘s Curveball
In the start of German Marquez‘s career, there were simply too many pitches I could’ve gone with here. So if I didn’t go with your favorite from his one-hit gem, I apologize. Here, you’ll find my personal favorite, a curveball that completely drops out on Derek Holland.
Max Scherzer‘s Slider
Even when he’s off his game, he’s somehow on his game. Yes, Max Scherzer gave up three earned runs, but he did so over eight innings. And “bad days” like this one still have their moments, such as this slider that got Starling Marte striking out.
Andrew Miller‘s Slider
If you weren’t aware just yet, Andrew Miller is one of the best relievers in MLB. And pitches like this filthy slider make it nearly impossible for hitters to make contact against him.
Jameson Taillon‘s Curveball
Jose Urena‘s Fastball
Jose Urena tossed a gem yesterday afternoon, striking out seven while only allowing one run. The highlight of that start was this nasty 97 mph pitch to get Bryce Harper swinging and missing for the final out of the third inning.
Ryan Brasier‘s Slider
Ryan Brasier continues to impress out of the Red Soxbullpen, and pitches like this show us why he continues to be in the mix for his team’s closing job.
Thomas Pannone‘s Curveball
OK, I’m biased here because I’m a sucker for historic moments, and this is the first pitch thrown in an immaculate inning. That being said, this pitch is nasty regardless of context. Watch as it breaks from way outside to barely skim the edge of the zone for the first of nine strikes in what was a historic day for Thomas Pannone.
Robert Stephenson‘s Slider
GIF of the Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Quarter Contest.