Jose Alvarado’s Cutter and the Nastiest Pitches from 7/1
Every morning, we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition 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 Third Quarter Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList, and we’ll GIF it up and give you a shoutout here in the article.
Jose Alvarado’s Cutter
Jose Alvarado has had a very good season thus far for the Rays, sporting a 3.20 ERA and a great 12.1 K/9, with 7 saves to his name, though he’s struggled with walks at times. Alvarado has been no stranger to these roundups this year, and should continue to frequent it.
Chris Stratton’s Slider
After a promising start to his career in San Francisco, Chris Stratton has been pretty awful since the start of 2018, worth a whopping -1.5 bWAR in that span. Stratton at the very least makes his way onto this roundup, albeit on a day with only 5 total games.
Tyler Mahle’s Splitter
Tyler Mahle has been solid if unexciting for the Reds this season, striking out a fair number though sporting a 4.36 ERA that has hovered in the low to mid 4’s most of the year. Monday’s games was a solid quality start for the young pitcher, as he allowed 3 ER while striking out 8 over 6 IP.
Sam Gaviglio’s Slider
Sam Gaviglio has not been particularly good for the Blue Jays this season, though he’s had quite a few gorgeous pitches land himself on the nasty pitch roundups this year.
Dovydas Neverauskus’ Curveball
Dovydas Neverauskus has been pretty awful for the Pirates this year, with his 8.59 ERA contributing to a career 6.34 mark. The pride of Lithuania has shown himself to be too good for the minors and outclassed in the majors, seemingly sliding into the dreaded AAAA designation.
GIF of the Night
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