Every morning we review the five best pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the “GIF of the Week”. 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.
Kyle Hendricks‘ Fastball – The Mets were silenced last night as Hendricks cruised through six innings of work. He started the game off well, earning a backwards K against Curtis Granderson with this sweet front-door Fastball.
Carter Capps‘ Slider – If you can, do yourself a favor and replay the 8th inning he pitched last night against the Giants where he struck out the side in order. No one can touch this guy and it’s so dang fun to watch. Throwing the highest perceived velocity in the game will induce swings like this one from Matt Duffy on a Slider that doesn’t even come close to the strike zone. Batters are simply helpless.
Mike Montgomery’s Changeup – Another start, another CGSHO for Monty. He controlled the tempo with a nasty Changeup that featured a ton of depth, such as this one to for the K.
Ivan Nova’s Fastball – After a solid return from the DL a week ago, Nova’s second outing took another step forward as he struck out seven across 5.1 IP. He made some great pitches across the night, and this one to C.J. Cron that paints the outside corner at 95 MPH gave us a wide grin.
Gerrit Cole’s Slider – Cole rebounded in a good way Tuesday evening collecting six strikeouts and walking none. His Slider was on point, here getting Yoenis Cespedes to chase it out of the zone to send him back to the dugout.
GIF Of The Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in this weekend’s “GIF of the Week” contest.