Stephen Strasburg’s Changeup + the Nastiest GIFs from Monday’s Games
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 @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Stephen Strasburg’s changeup – Strasburg didn’t pitch much yesterday, but looked solid while he was out there, tossing four innings of one-run ball and striking out five, one of which came on this beautiful changeup.
Sonny Gray’s curveball – Gray came in relief yesterday and gave up one run in two innings. He did log two strikeouts, including this filthy curveball.
Nathan Eovaldi’s cuttter – Eovaldi was excellent against the Baltimore Orioles yesterday, giving up just one run over five innings and striking out 10. Here, he perfectly places his cutter on the outside corner of the zone.
Corey Kluber’s curveball – One of my favorite pitches to GIF, Kluber was in full force yesterday against the Chicago White Sox, pitching 7.0 innings of shutout ball and striking out 11 batters. Here we get a look at his classic curveball/slider combo.
Jake Petricka’s fastball – Petricka came in relief for one inning and was excellent, not giving up a hit and logging one strikeout—this one, on a 97 MPH two-seamer with some serious bite.
Dylan Covey’s changeup – Covey was excellent against the Cleveland Indians yesterday, pitching six innings of shutout ball and striking out seven, including this nasty changeup that dropped like a hammer.
Zach Britton’s sinker – Britton pitched a perfect inning to get a save yesterday, logging three strikeouts. Here, he flashed his nasty sinker.
GIF of the Night
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