Mike Fiers’ Final Out of His No-Hitter and the Nastiest Pitches from 5/7

Every morning, we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious high-definition 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 Quarter Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up and give you a shoutout here in the article.

 

Jose Berrios’ Curveball

 

 

Jose Berrios threw so many nasty curveballs last night that it was hard to pick just one. This curve had a 21-inch horizontal break with a 45-inch vertical (w gravity) break.

 

Aaron Sanchez’s Curveball

 

 

Aaron Sanchez made this crazy pitch drop by almost 65 inches, assisted by a 2958 rpm spin rate.

 

Stephen Strasburg’s Curveball

 

 

Even the umpire was dazzled by this Stephen Strasburg 81 mph breaking ball. So much so he had trouble calling this third strike.

 

Adrian Houser’s Curveball

 

 

Adrian Houser played the role of “opener” for the Milwaukee Brewers and dropped this 81 mph curveball in on Adam Eaton with a 60-inch vertical break (with gravity).

 

Danny Duffy’s Curveball

 

 

Danny Duffy spins this 77 mph curveball for the final out of his terrific outing against the Houston Astros.

 

Edwin Diaz’s Four-Seamer

 

 

Edwin Diaz infuriates Eric Hosmer with 14 inches of horizontal ride up and in on his 97 mph heater.

 

BONUS PITCH

The Final Out of Mike Fiers’ No-Hitter

 

 

Mike Fiers finishes off the second no-hitter of his career with this 74 mph curveball that just falls off the table.

 

GIF of the Night

 

Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Quarter Contest.

 

Michael Augustine

Going Deep manager for Pitcher List and a contributor to SB Nation's Royals Review and Gaslamp Ball. I've assisted with the roster and scouting development for Out of the Park Baseball since 2016. You can find my pitching 'art' on gfycat (@Augustine_MLB).

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