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Michael Wacha’s Cutter + The Best Pitches From Monday’s Games

Every morning we review the five best 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...

Every morning we review the five best 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 Week”. 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.

Michael Wacha’s Cutter – It was another night of prime Wacha last night, and his Cutter was darting all over the plate. It’s nearly a Slider with how much horizontal ride it gets against Hunter Pence at a blistering 90 MPH.

Brian Duensing’s Curveball – The Twins took a tough loss in New York last night, but Duensing got a big strikeout against Brian McCann with this front-door Curveball that froze the Yankee catcher in the box.

Sonny Gray’s Slider – Gray also has an elite Curveball in his repertoire, but his Slider has been getting most of the action as of late, and for good reason. Just look at how much depth it gets as it sends J. J. Hardy back to the dugout.

Jeremy Hellickson’s Curveball – Hellickson had a great night against the Pirates and escaped with the Win. His bender did some excellent work as it took down Aramis Ramirez in the first inning.

Chris Heston’s Curveball – While he couldn’t secure the Win, Heston left with a no-decision after allowing only 1 ER across 4.2 innings. His stat line can thank this big hook that struck out Kolten Wong in the fourth and escaping a tough jam.

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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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