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 September Nastiest Pitches GIF Tournament. 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.
Justin Verlander‘s Changeup
3,000 strikeouts. Congratulations, Justin. What a phenomenal career, filled with ups and downs, but now he has come out on top. A surefire Hall of Famer, that, if he can get a second World Series title this year, can legitimately be considered as one of the all time greats.
Trent Thornton‘s Slider
The Blue Jays have a lot to look forward to. Vladdy, Biggio, Bichette in the infield, Pearson, Kay and Thornton on the mound. Thornton may not have the star power or the name recognition of the other guys, but he has tantalizing potential as evidenced by some dominant starts this year.
Luis Severino‘s Curveball
He’s back. The Yankees staff just got a lot more formidable with the return of Severino. Even if he starts as/with an opener, Severino’s ceiling is so high that he is capable of single-handedly changing the complexion of a series.
Jesus Luzardo‘s Slider
This guy is nasty. He’s already becoming one of the more dangerous bullpen weapons that will make an appearence in the playoffs. Between Luzardo and Puk the Athletics have a nice outlook in the playoffs and moving into the next decade.
Patrick Corbin‘s Slider
Corbin has been a great signing (so far) for the playoff bound Nats. Scherzer, Strasburg and Corbin is a formidable 3 headed monster at the top for the team from the Nation’s Capital – as long as they can keep the bullpen off the field!
GIF of the Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the September Nastiest Pitches GIF Tournament.