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.
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.