Kenta Maeda’s Changeup + The Nastiest Pitches From Friday’s Game

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 Playoffs 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.

Kenta Maeda’s Changeup – Maeda couldn’t keep L.A.’s deficit at three, giving up two runs in two frames out of the bullpen. Still, he dropped Curtis Granderson to a knee with this seventh-inning offspeed pitch.

Jeremy Jeffress’ Curveball – Jeffress ended a clean fifth with this hook to Max Muncy, keeping the Dodgers on the ropes on the way to a Game 6 win.

Alex Wood’s Curveball – Wood picked up seven whiffs on 23 pitches, including four on his knuckle curve. He got Erik Kratz early in the count here in the process of striking out the side (albeit with a walk, HBP and intentional walk) in the fifth.

Rich Hill’s Curveball – Sure, Hill left this one up a bit, but the lefty brought some nasty horizontal action to get the whiff from Ryan Braun. The outfielder was Hill’s lone strikeout victim in one inning of relief.

 

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Jason Dunbar

Jason has been a contributor at various places such as the Boston Globe and the Hardball Times and is an editor at Bleacher Report.

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