Every morning we review the five best pitches from the previous day’s playoff games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back when we review the best pitches for the divisional series next week. 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.
Hector Rondon’s Slider – It was a great night to be a Cubs fan, with the crowd looking like this man after the second inning. Rondon punched Chicago’s ticket to the NLCS with this excellent Slider as he struck out Stephen Piscotty to end the game.
Clayton Kershaw’s Curveball – Kershaw got the job done in Flushing, sending the club back to L.A. to settle the series in Game 5. All of his pitches were working, and we got another classic look at his signature Curveball when he froze David Wright in the sixth.
Kenley Jansen’s Cutter – Jansen made quick work of the Mets in the ninth inning, striking out a pair as the Dodgers won Game 4. Check out the excellent movement on this Cutter as Yoenis Cespedes swung right through the pitch for the first out.
Steven Matz’s Curveball – The Mets relied on Matz to help clinch the series at home, and despite a decent effort of three runs across five innings, it wasn’t enough to head to the NLCS. Still, he started the game off perfectly as he struck out Enrique Hernandez with a well placed Curveball in the dirt.
Justin Grimm’s Curveball – Grimm struck out the side in his inning of relief for the Cubs, holding onto a 4-2 lead. He struck out Kolten Wong with this tight Curveball as it fell off the table into the dirt.
GIF Of The Night
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