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.
Jose Berrios’ curveball – Berrios looked like an ace yesterday against the Kansas City Royals, pitching seven innings of one-run ball and racking up eight strikeouts, including this beautiful curveball to strikeout Mike Moustakas.
Raisel Iglesias’ changeup – Iglesias came into yesterday’s game and locked down his 18th save of the year, giving up just one hit over 0.2 innings. He also had one strikeout, which was this nasty changeup to Jose Ramirez to end the game.
Mike Clevinger’s slider – Clev may give up runs sometimes but you can almost always count on some strikeouts, and he provided those yesterday, striking out 11 batters over six innings and fooling Adam Duvall with the late action on this slider.
Yefry Ramirez’s changeup – Ramirez pitched in game two of the Baltimore Orioles’ doubleheader against the New York Yankees and gave up four earned runs over four innings. He also logged four strikeouts, including this beautiful changeup to Miguel Andujar.
Lou Trivino’s cutter – Trivino grabbed his 10th hold of the year against the Houston Astros, pitching two scoreless innings and striking out three batters. Here, he tosses a nasty cutter that sent Evan Gattis spinning.
Aaron Nola’s curveball – Today was a beautiful day because it was Nola day, and Nola looked phenomenal, pitching seven innings of shutout, one-hit ball and striking out 10 batters. His curveball is always beautiful, and it was in great form here to send Brandon Nimmo to his knee.
Jimmy Yacabonis’ fastball – Yacabonis pitched the first game of the Orioles/Yankees doubleheader yesterday and ended up giving up three runs over five innings pitched. He also struck out five batters and threw this nice two-seam fastball with great ride and movement to freeze Clint Frazier.
GIF Of The Night
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