There is little question about the dominance of Justin Verlander this season, with his curveball performing right up there with the rest of his arsenal. He made Manny Machado look foolish on this massive hack, but we’re at a crossroads of philosophy today. Is inducing a major swing from an MVP candidate more impressive than freezing a batter in the box with a deceptive slider? Adam Ottavino may have a fighting chance and sneak into Friday’s semi-finals.
Justin Verlander’s Curveball vs Adam Ottavino’s Slider
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Which was the better pitch? Vote to decide which pitch advances to the next round!