Rich Hill’s Curveball + The Nastiest Pitches from Saturday’s Game
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 Playoffs 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.
Rich Hill’s Curveball – The Dodgers went down to 3-1 in the series, but that had nothing to do with Hill who was outstanding on Saturday. Hill’s curveball was money – getting a big whiff in the first inning from Mookie Betts.
Eduardo Rodriguez’ Changeup – Rodriguez looked excellent through five innings, but ran into some trouble in the sixth courtesy of Yasiel Puig. Still, let’s admire this change piece that got Manny Machado way out in front for strike three.
Dylan Floro’s Sinker – Floro’s sinker was one of my favorite pitches to watch this season, and it’s easy to see why. 94 with that kind of movement is straight up filthy – it’s no surprise he’s pitching in a World Series.
Joe Kelly’s Curveball – Another pitch that was a staple on the nastiest pitches all year, Kelly and his curveball have been a huge piece of Boston’s success this season. Max Muncy couldn’t get a hold of this one.
Kenta Maeda’s Slider – It wasn’t a good outing by Maeda, by any stretch, but he still tossed this nasty slider right off the outside black. Nice.
GIF Of The Night
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