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 slider – Severino had yet another rough outing yesterday, giving up four runs over four innings, though he did have six strikeouts, including this nasty slider to Michael Conforto.
Touki Toussaint’s curveball – The long-anticipated debut of Touki Toussaint happened yesterday and he looked really good, tossing six innings of one-run ball and striking out four. Here, his beautiful curveball was on display striking out Isaac Galloway.
Blake Treinen’s slider – The master was at it again yesterday. One of the most GIF-able pitchers ever, Treinen came into the game yesterday and was amazing yet again, striking out three and not giving up a single run. Here, his magical slider claimed Cameron Maybin as another victim.
Andrew Heaney’s curveball – Heaney had his best start in weeks yesterday, giving up just two runs over 7.1 innings and striking out six, including this nice curveball to get Austin Hedges.
Justin Anderson’s slider – Anderson came into yesterday’s game against the San Diego Padres briefly and looked solid, pitching 0.2 innings and not giving up a run or a hit, logging this one strikeout on a nasty slider to Wil Myers.
Pablo Lopez’s changeup – Lopez wasn’t great yesterday, giving up five runs over 5.1 innings, but he did have five strikeouts, including this nice changeup to Freddie Freeman, who isn’t an easy guy to strikeout.
Mike Foltynewicz’s curveball – Folty was strong yet again yesterday in the Atlanta Braves’ second game of their doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, giving up just one run over eight innings and striking out seven, including this nice curveball to Yadiel Rivera.
Brandon Dixon’s slider – I just included this one for fun. Because the game was basically over, position player Brandon Dixon came in to pitch and totally broke down Jose Ramirez on a 67 MPH slider, which is just fun to watch.
GIF of the Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the Second Half Contest.
No Kershaw sliders?! Blasphemy!
You know, I looked at those, and I found a couple that looked alright, but to be honest, the camera angle was pretty bad unfortunately.
True, as a Dodger fan who watches every game this is my main gripe about the home broadcasts.