Lance Lynn’s Fastball and the Nastiest Pitches from 7/11
Every morning, we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition 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 Third Quarter Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList, and we’ll GIF it up and give you a shoutout here in the article.
Lance Lynn’s Fastball
Is Lance Lynn going to win the AL Cy Young award? Crazier things have happened, but let’s just say he wasn’t on any preseason lists for the award. Lynn keeps trucking along using his fastball primarily, a cutter, and his curveball sparingly. Lynn does a great job changing eye levels with great command of his fastball. This pitch to Tyler White is right on the outside black for the backward K.
Cy Sneed’s Slider
Cy Sneed was unexpectedly called into action after Framber Valdez couldn’t get out of the first inning, but Sneed was ready. He kept the Astros in the game with seven strikeouts and only one run allowed, but the Astros’ bats never woke up. Sneed showed a standard three-pitch mix of fastball, slider, and changeup. This slider was perfectly spotted down and away. Elvis Andrus couldn’t pull the trigger on this unexpected pitch.
Chris Martin’s Changeup
Chris Martin closed the door in the ninth to ensure the Rangers win. This tumbling changeup to Josh Reddick is really hard to lay off before it falls out of the zone.
GIF of the Night
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