Justin Verlander’s Curveball + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From Wednesday’s Games

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...

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 Second Half Contest. 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.

Justin Verlander’s Curveball – Verlander has been an absolute stud in the second and concluded his 2017 season with a stellar performance against the Rangers. He escaped an early jam with breaking pitches, including this massive hook to Joey Gallo.

Felipe Rivero’s Fastball + Changeup – Like many, we’re marveling at what Rivero is able to do on the mound on a nightly basis. A proper introduction would be these two pitches during his at-bat against Anthony SantanderFirst he painted the corner at 103mph, then followed it up with a Changeup near the same location but 10mph slower. Absurd.

Rich Hill’s Curveball – Hill had himself a night for his final outing of 2017, fanning 10 San Diego hitters across seven innings of work. His Curveball often catches our eye, especially when he dips his arm angle slightly to get a bit more horizontal bend like he did here against Allen Cordoba.

Blake Treinen’s Slider – We love to feature Treinen in these roundups, and I don’t think anyone blames us when he gets this much depth on his Slider at 87mph. Pitches like these that make us wonder who he gives up any Earned Runs at all.

David Price’s Cutter – Price has been working out of the pen in September and looked great against the Jays yesterday, fanning the side in the seventh inning. He got his second batter of the frame with an excellent Cutter that curled its way back to the plate for the strikeout.

GIF Of The Night

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

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