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.
Lou Trivino‘s Cutter – You pitched admirably, Lou. Those three clean frames with four strikeouts kept the A’s in striking distance until the later innings. This 91 MPH cutter on the 0-2 count is perfectly executed.
Luis Severino‘s Fastball – A lot of Yankees fans were skeptical of giving Luis Severino the nod in last night’s game, but you have to give him credit for the four shutout innings and giving the Yankees a plethora of options to bullpen the rest of the game. This first inning fastball at 99 MPH was a statement.
Luis Severino‘s Slider – …And what left is there to say about this slide piece.
Dellin Betances‘ Curveball – Bringing Dellin Betances into the game with guys on first and second raised some eyebrows, but it worked. Betances got Khris Davis again in a big spot with this 88 MPH knuckle-curve to escape the inning.
Blake Treinen‘s Sinker – A brutal way to end the year for arguably the most dominant reliever in the game, but here it is: The last nastiest pitch of Blake Treinen‘s 2018 season. This sinker has some unfathomable movement.
GIF Of The Night
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