Matt Bowman’s Fastball + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From Thursday’s Games

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...

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 Contest. 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.

Matt Bowman’s Fastball – Inside the Cardinals’ pen is Bowman, who has been a bit rocky following an excellent string of appearances to start 2017. Last night he showcased his lively heater though, getting Jett Bandy to whiff over this sweet Fastball for strike three.

Max Scherzer’s Slider – It was another dominating outing for Scherzer, fanning elevent Diamondbacks across seven frames of work. Our favorite punchout of the night was on this signature Scherzer slide piece that fell far away from Chris Iannetta’s bat.

Kyle Kendrick’s Fastball – Kendrick got the start for the Red Sox Thursday night as Steven Wright is done for the year. He wasn’t all too impressive, but he made this perfect 3-2 pitch to Adam Jones that snuck back and barely nipped the outside corner. Love the slow-motion shot here to see how the ball juuust hits the plate.

Keone Kela’s Curveball – Kela’s 4.15 ERA for the season leaves a lot to be desired, but he escaped a tough jam against the Astros by getting Carlos Beltran to swing through this Curveball that bent from one side to the another.

Matt Albers‘ Fastball – It’s hard to expect Albers making this roundup often, yet he was throwing some filth during the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks. Check out this Fastball that tails back to the plate to stun Chris Owings. (Thanks to Redditor MrBigShot247 for the tip!)

GIF Of The Night

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

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