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.
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Mike Foltynewicz’s Fastball – Folty has moved from a one pitch thrower to a three pitch pitcher this year, but his Fastball is still his bread and butter. This 98 MPH sidewinder to Paul Goldschmidt is extremely impressive.
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Charlie Mortron’s Curveballs – Morton had his best outing of the year striking out 9 batters and only allowing 4 baserunners over 7 innings. In the 7th, Morton had his Curveball biting hard, and got both Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez looking. (Thanks to Redditor rices4212 and Twitter follower @brihoang for the tip!)
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Carlos Rodon’s Slider – Rodon only got 12 outs yesterday, but 11 of them were by way of the strikeout. Rodon used his Fastball and a great backfoot Slider to get a few hitters swinging, including Kris Bryant in the 1st.
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Jose Berrios’ Curveball – Berrios didn’t pitch very well against the Dodgers, but every outing Berrios seems to break out a Curveball that the best hitters in the game can’t touch. In the first, it was Cory Seager’s turn to swing over the top of a hard dropping Curveball.
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Michael Fulmer’s Slider – Fulmer gets lots of Ks with his hard Fastball, but last night he seemed to use more of his also hard Slider to finish hitters. This 88 MPH Slider to Whit Merrifield falls off the plate at 88 MPH and was revenge for a lead off homer by Whit in the first.
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Jordan Montgomery’s Curveball – The Yankees have had tremendous success drafting college pitchers with big Fastballs late and turning them into middle of the rotation starters. Montogmery is one example, and Chance Adams will be up soon enough. Montgomery may end up as more then a middle of the rotation starter if he can keep throwing Curveballs like this one that caused a slight flinch by Joey Votto. (Thanks to Redditors Dragonborn2046, Colossal89, and dbr255 for the tip!)
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Zach Davies‘ Fastball – Davies had a great outing last night using movement and command of all his pitches to fool plenty of Phillies hitters. This Fastball to Matt Wieters shows the tremendous movement Davies gets on his pitches.
GIF Of The Night
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