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 @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Justin Verlander’s slider – In his return to Detroit, Verlander looked like an ace, as per usual, giving up just two runs over seven innings and striking out 10, including this nasty slider to James McCann.
Corey Kluber’s curveball – Kluber’s curveball/slider/whatever is beautiful, and man did it look pretty here. Unfortunately, the rest of Kluber’s game wasn’t so pretty, as he pitched just 1.2 innings and gave up four runs. He did strike out four though.
Chaz Roe’s slider – One of the most-featured pitchers in this article, Chaz Roe was filthy yet again with his slider, this time making Edwin Encarnacion his victim.
Carl Edwards Jr.’s curveball – Edwards only came in for a third of an inning, but he got out of it with a beautiful curveball here to catch Curtis Granderson.
Kyle Gibson’s slider – Gibson was solid against the New York Yankees, pitching 5.2 innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts (though also five walks). Here, he flashed his nasty slider to strike out Brett Gardner.
Adam Wainwright’s curveball – Waino’s first start since May didn’t go great, as he gave up four runs over five innings, but he did strike out three and showed that he’s still got a pretty curveball, even at 37-years-old.
GIF of the Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the Second Half Contest.
Hader faced 6 Cubs batters and struck out all 6 in 24 pitches.
Carl Edwards Jr. threw one nice curve and blew the game.
I vote for Hader. Hader is nastiest.