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 Playoffs 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.
Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Curveball – Hyun-Jin Ryu looked like he was going to cruise along last night, after four and two-thirds innings of work, but of course, the inevitable Boston Red Sox two-out rally happened to knock him out of the game early. Unlike game 5 of the NLCS, his curveball was working beautifully in the early innings as shown by this bad boy to Andrew Benintendi.
Pedro Baez’s Changeup – Baez used to be constantly ridiculed by the Dodger fanbase, but he has played an integral role in the success of this 2018 team for the past few months. The development of his changeup, as seen here to Rafael Devers, has been a huge contributor to his newfound success.
Joe Kelly’s Curveball – Joe Kelly has continued to look extremely sharp out of the Boston bullpen, with this beautiful knuckle-curve to set up a fastball for strike three to Max Muncy.
Nathan Eovaldi’s Fastball – Remember when Nathan Eovaldi was traded by the Dodgers for Hanley Ramirez? Cause I do. Set-up man Eovaldi has been a good Eovaldi.
GIF of the Night
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