Every morning we review the five best pitches from the previous day’s playoff games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back when we review the best pitches for the divisional series next 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.
Jeurys Familia’s Slider – After throwing constant heat to A.J. Ellis, Familia pulled a wipeout Slider out of his hat to secure the second out of the ninth inning. Having this in your back-pocket while throwing a dirty Splitter and lively Fastball in the upper 90s is simply unfair.
Jeurys Familia’s Sinker – I couldn’t resist including a second Familia pitch as the Mets’ closer throws a simply nasty first pitch to get ahead of Chase Utley. The amount of drop for a 97 MPH pitch paired with a down-and-away location gets me every time.
Jacob deGrom’s Curveball – It wasn’t deGrom at his best, but he found his way through six innings to keep the Mets in the game. He struck out plenty of batters with his signature high heat, which makes landing this Curveball right on the outside corner that much sweeter.
Chris Hatcher’s Slider – Hatcher did all he could to keep the home team in the game, and he ended the top frame in the 8th with a sweet breaker to Yoenis Cespedes.
Zack Greinke’s Slider – It’s a day of breaking pitches, and it wouldn’t be fair to leave off Greinke’s slide piece that feel perfectly along the outside corner to earn his first out of the game.
GIF Of The Night
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