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 and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First Half. 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 – JoFer took a moment to get into his groove, and when he was on, boy was he on. He froze Jayson Werth multiple times in the game, including this front-door bender that left the bearded wonder alone in the batter’s box to think about what he’s done.
Noah Syndergaard’s Fastball – Even though it says 100 MPH on the broadcast, Brooks Baseball has this Fastball listed as 101 MPH. On the black. In the 6th inning. As a Starter. …I have to take a shower.
J.A. Happ’s Curveball – After working with Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage last season, Happ has performed exceptionally well, continuing the trend on Monday against the Red Sox. Here he fanned Hanley Ramirez with a hook that made the first baseman audibly curse on the broadcast.
John Lackey’s Cutter – Yes, I know this looks much more like a Slider than a Cutter, but it’s what Pitchf/x says and we’re rolling with that. Anyway, Lackey was in his element against his former team last night, and induced a weak swing from his former battery mate with this filthy breaking ball off the plate.
Jerad Eickhoff’s Curveball – Eickhoff has relied on his Curveball often to get through lineups and it looked stellar last night, helping him punch out nine Mets across seven frames. Watch the incredible depth his yacker gets as he struck out David Wright for his final out.
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.