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 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.
Jose Fernandez‘s Curveball – For the second time this season, Fernandez returned from a DL stint to much fanfare in Miami. He breezed through five innings and threw many filthy pitches, including this unreal bender to Jayson Werth.
Noah Syndergaard’s Fastball – Thor shined on the road as he carved up the Braves lineup. Freedie Freeman had a particularly tough time against the Mets’ rookie, swinging through this 100 MPH heater that would have been ball four. (Thanks to Reddit user greybro for the tip!)
Noah Syndergaard’s Changeup – I couldn’t resist featuring this storyline as the next time Freedie Freeman faced Syndergaard, he whiffed at this 90 MPH Changeup down and away that was summed up in one word by the Braves announchers: “Wow.”
Rich Hill’s Curveball – He came out of nowhere to strikeout ten Rays batters in his first start since 2009, and his Curveball was much to blame. He froze Evan Longoria with this nasty hook that starts way off the plate before nipping the outside corner.
Max Scherzer’s Changeup – Marlins Park has a fantastic camera angle that finally allows us to get a great look at Scherzer’s deadly Changeup. He tossed a beauty to Derek Dietrich that dove off the plate.
Andrew Miller’s Slider – Miller is one of the elite closers in the game, and even in a tie ball game he has been shutdown for the Yankees. Here Kevin Pillar can’t handle a back-foot Slider that sweeps across the entire plate.
Mike Fiers‘ Changeup – The camera angle holds back what is one incredible pitch from Fiers as he struck out reigning MVP champ Mike Trout. This Changeup has a ton of ride as it falls into the dirt for the K.
GIF Of The Weekend
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in this weekend’s GIF of the Week contest.