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Lance McCullers‘ Knuckle-Curve
It was a pleasure to watch Lance McCullers pitch this gem yesterday – here’s his 81 mph knuckle-curveball to fan Joey Gallo.
Gerrit Cole‘s Four-Seam Fastball
Any worries about Gerrit Cole being in any kind of a pitching “slump” were firmly brushed aside last night in a dominant outing – his vicious 98 mph four-seam fastball to Cavan Biggio being the pick of the bunch.
Tarik Skubal‘s Slider
It has been an impressive couple of months for rookie Detroit Tiger, Tarik Skubal – his filthy 83 mph slider accounting for Salvador Perez‘s hot bat yesterday.
Adrian Morejon‘s Curveball
Veteran Dodger Max Muncy was swinging for air after this lovely 84 mph curveball from young Padres’ hurler Adrian Morejon.
Dustin May‘s Two-Seam Fastball
The movement on Dustin May‘s two-seam fastball is turning heads across baseball – this 100 mph heater to Manny Machado is one of the best pitches around right now.
Brady Singer‘s Slider
Dare I say it, but if Tarik Skubal was great, Brady Singer was just a little bit better. The control on this 86 mph slider to strike out Niko Goodrum was masterful.
Adam Wainwright‘s Four-Seam Fastball
The wily veteran, Adam Wainwright improved to 5-1 on the year with another stellar outing – this 89 mph heater painting the outside corner for a K of Jace Peterson.
Luis Castillo‘s Changeup
The Cincinnati Reds are on a roll, and their ace Luis Castillo is one of the reason’s why – this devastating low changeup to fan Erik Gonzalez was one of my favorites today.
Devin Williams‘ Four-Seam Fastball
People are tuning in to watch the Brewers right now just for Devin Williams. This 99 mph climbing four-seam fastball expertly catches the outside corner of Brad Miller‘s strike zone.