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 First Half. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Marcus Stroman’s Fastball – Stroman has seen better days during his time in the Jays rotation, though he can still generate a ton of horizontal movement with his Sinker. Check out this pitch that starts at Pedro Alvarez’s legs before riding away to barely nip the inside corner. A perfect two-strike pitch.
Jeurys Familia’s Slider – Familia took care of business in the ninth against the Brewers, shutting them down in order and striking out a pair. His first K came against Jonathan Lucroy with this knee-buckling Slider that fell in for a strike.
Gio Gonzalez’s Curveball – There were a hefty amount of Curveballs we could have gone with from Gio last night as he collected ten strikeouts against the White Sox. We elected to go with this excellent back-door hook that froze Todd Fraizer for the backwards K.
Aroldis Chapman’s Fastball – Sure, we’ve seen Chapman dial it up well past the 100 mph mark, but the Yankee closer sealed last night’s game with his hardest pitch of the night, whizzing this 100 mph heater past Gregorio Petit, and it was fun to watch.
Tom Koehler’s Slider – Koehler has his moments on the hill, with his breaking pitches often taking the spotlight. His Slider was on point against the Twins, and got some great bend as it induced a huge whiff from Robbie Grossman.
GIF Of The Night
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