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 @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Justin Verlander’s Curveball – Verlander struck out seven across seven strong innings on Thursday. Check out this hammer that started out at Jed Lowrie’s chest before diving down into the dirt. Nasty.
Mike Clevinger’s Slider – Clevinger was masterful on Thursday, fanning 11 and only walking one in seven innings. He used his hurricane slider here to get Jose Abreu waving and missing. The league may try and stifle Clevinger’s fun on the mound, but we can all still have fun watching him.
Blake Snell’s Curveball – Quickly becoming one of the most fun pitches in the league, Snell’s curveball absolutely flummoxed poor Giancarlo Stanton, who was caught trying to tee off on this pitch way in the dirt. Perhaps a nine iron would have done the trick.
Joe Kelly’s Fastball – 99 mile per hour heat that runs back onto the inside corner of the plate? That’s just not fair. Dee Gordon wanted no part of that cheese. Can’t say that I blame him.
Cody Allen’s Curveball – Allen brought three straight curveballs to Matt Davidson. This one here is good morning, followed by good afternoon and goodnight. Great sequence by Allen, and a not so fun night for Davidson, who struck out three times.
GIF Of The Night
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