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 Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
German Marquez’s curveball – Marquez wasn’t as sharp as the Colorado Rockies hoped he’d be in game 163, surrendering four runs (two earned) over 4.2 innings pitched, but he still struck out nine hitters because he’s amazing like that. Here, he tossed a nasty curveball to send Cody Bellinger golfing.
Jhoulys Chacin’s slider – Chacin was solid for the Milwaukee Brewers, giving up just one run and one hit in 5.2 innings and striking out three. That one run he gave up was on a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo the pitch right after this nasty slider.
Walker Buehler’s fastball – Buehler was everything the Los Angeles Dodgers could have wanted in game 163, pitching 6.2 innings of shutout ball with just one hit and three strikeouts. Here, he tossed a nasty 97 MPH two-seamer with some serious movement on it to catch Nolan Arenado.
Josh Hader’s slider – Hader did as Hader does, pitching two innings of shutout ball with three strikeouts on his way to his 12th save of the year. Here we get to see his beautiful slider come in right on the inside corner for a strikeout.
Corey Knebel’s fastball – Knebel came in as a setup man to Hader and did what he was supposed to do—pitch a full inning without giving up a run. He also ended up getting the win on the night. Here, he blows some 97 MPH high heat past Kris Bryant for a strikeout.
Randy Rosario’s cutter – Rosario came in a clutch moment and got the out he needed to get. This was his only appearance in this game (just 0.1 innings pitched), but he flashed a nice cutter to log a strikeout.
GIF of the Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the Second Half Contest.