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 @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Max Scherzer’s Slider – Mad Max did his thing against the Braves, collecting his 250th strikeout of the season as he cruised through seven frames. His Slider was filthy as always and snuck this pitch behind Rio Ruiz’s back leg for the strikeout.
Aaron Nola’s Curveball – Nola has had some shaky moments, but when he’s on, it’s a sight to see. His favorite strikeout pitch is a big Curveball and he brought Cody Bellinger down to a knee with the pitch for a second inning punchout.
Blake Treinen’s Fastball – I know we’ve featured Treinen plenty, but just look at this movement he gets at 97mph. This starts away and then falls to the bottom of the zone feet well inside the strike zone. Jeeeeez.
Jose Berrios’ Curveball – Berrios was knocked out of the game in the fourth inning, but still showcased his world class breaking ball during his time in the Bronx. Our favorite was this bender to Gary Sanchez that began inside the zone before darting into the opposite batter’s box.
Joe Kelly’s Changeup – We featured Kelly after his Monday night game and we couldn’t hold back from using another pitch of his today. During extra innings, the Red Sox reliever turned to his Changeup to get the job done, with the pitch falling off the table to Pedro Alvarez for the K. Beautiful execution.
Marcus Stroman’s Slider – Stroman’s Slider has added some horizontal movement this year, with some offerings blowing our mind. This one yesterday to Alcides Escobar may fall into that category as it featured some late break off the plate.
Tyler Skaggs‘ Curveball – Skaggs came away with just one strikeout to his name after Tuesday night’s game, but it was a beaut. Watch this Curveball fall off a cliff as it dove underneath Francisco Lindor’s bat in the third inning.
GIF Of The Night
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