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 Second 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.
Luis Severino’s Changeup – This is a little more like it Sev! After a brutal five game stretch in which he failed to record a quality start, Luis Severino had a nice outing against the White Sox to get himself back on track pitching seven innings of three-run ball with eight strikeouts and no walks to show for it.
Mike Fiers‘ Curveball – Fiers was dialed in early in this one, starting the game off with four perfect innings before Yasmani Grandal tagged him with a solo shot to start off the fifth. This nasty Curveball to a hot-hitting Joc Pederson highlights Fiers’ Oakland A’s debut.
Patrick Corbin‘s Slider- Here is another one of those patented Sliders from Patrick Corbin to get Nick Williams waving. Corbin had himself an excellent night going 7 1/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and no walks in a win against the Phillies.
José Alvarado’s Fastball – Ya flinched! The reaction from Renato Nunez says it all as he literally thinks this 99 MPH Two-Seamer right down the pipe from José Alvarado is about to hit him. Pitches with this much speed should not be allowed to have that kind of bite to them. Absurd.
Keone Kela‘s Curveball – This Curveball is a stone cold Kela. Joking aside, Kela has looked sharp in his first three outings since being traded to the Pirates, and this Curveball to David Dahl is worthy of the love.
JT Chargois‘ Sinker – Though he’s on the hook for yesterday’s loss, Chargois continues to look like a nice find for the Dodgers as he’s played his way into a high leverage situations. Sinkers such as this one to Ramon Laureano show just why.
Jacob deGrom‘s Changeup – Ha, you fool! Did you think you’d get through one of these posts after a deGrom outing and he wouldn’t make the cut? You’re crazy. The ERA leader did his thing last night and went six scoreless with ten strikeouts and only a walk…and guys…he actually got the W this time. niiiiiccce.
GIF Of The Night
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