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 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.
Jakob Junis’ Slider – Junis struck out 7 over 5 innings thanks to pitches like this beautiful placed backdoor slider that froze up Matt Carpenter for strike 3.
Brandon Morrow’s Fastball – 99 MPH PAINT. That’s how you notch the first out of the 9th inning. Morrow struck out 2 in the 9th and lowered his ERA to 1.06 this year.
Brad Hand’s Slider – Hand earned his 15th save of the season which is pretty good for a team with only 21 wins. His slider is easily his best pitch like this tough one that took down Anthony Rendon.
Hector Neris’ Splitter – Neris’ splitter flat out misses bats like this one here. 12 of his 18 pitches were splitters and why not when you can get a 25% whiff rate.
Michael Fulmer’s Fastball – Fulmer’s two seamer is just ridiculous here – starting off the plate and running inside at 95 MPH.
Jordan Hicks’ Slider – He’s certainly not a one trick pony. Yes he can throw 105, but he he can also whip a hell of a slider. 81 MPH front door slider and Drew Butera didn’t know what hit him.
Justin Verlander’s Curveball – A nice deep curve by Verlander as he dominated the Giants with 9 Ks over only 6 innings.
Aaron Sanchez’s Fastball – Ohtani’s bat meet Sanchez’s fastball. Or not. Ohtani looked a bit lost on this beautiful two seamer by Sanchez.
Tyler Skaggs’ Curveball – Skaggs may not be flashy but he does have a good curve and here he is ringing up Justin Smoak with a deadly nose to toes toss
GIF Of The Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Half Contest.