Kyle Wright’s Curveball + The Nastiest Pitches from Tuesday’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 see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First 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.
Kyle Wright’s Curveball – Wright made his big league debut on Tuesday, tossing two shutout innings without allowing a hit. Jackie Bradley Jr was the first batter he faced, and he decided to throw his bat in celebration of the event. How nice.
Felipe Vazquez’s Slider – Usually I don’t use GIFs that get cut off, but this Vazquez slider was too dang nasty to leave off. Look at how sharp that pitches break is, and how far out of the strike zone it ends up. Pitches that are 89 miles per hour don’t move like that very often.
Mike Clevinger’s Curveball – Clevinger had another Clevinger outing on Tuesday, tossing six innings and giving up one run while striking out ten. His big, loopy curveball was on fire in this one, here getting a big whiff and a grin from Brian Goodwin.
Adam Ottavino’s Slider – Hello old friend. I had three to choose from in this one, and this frisbee to Evan Longoria took the cake. If I could pick all of them, I would. What a nasty, nasty pitch.
Jake Arrieta’s Curveball – Arrieta hasn’t had his strikeout stuff as often this season, but he did strike out 11 on Tuesday. His curveball here jumped across the entire strike zone, breaking rookie Magnerius Sierra nearly in half before he realized he could try and run to first base.
Jake Petricka’s Fastball – Petricka hasn’t been Petrickalurly good this year (sorry) but his fastball is one of my personal favorites. Plus, it’s fun to feature lesser known relievers every once in a while. This heater has some serious run to it, and at 95 in that location – good luck.
German Marquez’s Curveball – Marquez had his second fantastic start in a row, fanning 11 in 6.2 strong innings of work. Here he planted his masterful curveball beautifully on the low and outside black for strike three.
GIF Of The Night
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