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Jon Lester’s Cutter + The Best Pitches From Thursday’s Games

Every morning we review the five best 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...

Every morning we review the five best 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 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.

Jon Lester’s Cutter – It’s one of those rare days where we have five different types of pitches featured today, starting with this back-door Cutter from Lester. When he’s dealing, this pitch is at the forefront of his repertoire, and it punched out Khris Davis to escape the fifth inning.

Noah Syndergaard’s Curveball – It wasn’t the flashiest of Syndergaard’s starts, but he got the job done to seal the Win during a blowout. Here Kyle Parker couldn’t handle a big hook to start the fifth.

Wade Davis‘ Fastball – Davis has been a bit shaky lately including allowing a pair of runs last night, but this 98 MPH Fastball right on the black sure makes it tough for Conor Gillaspie to notice.

Stephen Strasburg’s Changeup – Strasburg has been solid in his first two starts back from the DL, and he struck out a tough batter with this Changeup that bores into Buster Posey’s hip.

Ervin Santana’s Slider – Santana struggled mightily against the Rangers, but this Slider to Chris Gimenez was a brief moment of bliss.

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

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