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 First 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.
Steve Cishek’s Slider – Cishek has had an excellent year in the Cubs bullpen, pitching to a 1.89 ERA with a stellar 9.71 K/9. He uses his submarine arm action to bend this slider right into poor Niko Goodrum‘s back foot, where he has no chance of making contact.
Michael Fulmer’s Fastball – Fulmer managed to make his way out of the sixth inning in this one, earning himself a PQS. He posted six strikeouts, and it’s easy to see why after watching this nasty 98 mile per hour two-seamer run away from Kyle Schwarber.
Hector Rondon’s Slider – Rondon used his blazing fastball and his wicked slider to get four outs for the Astros on Tuesday. Here he located his 87 mile per hour slider right on the outside black, away from the reach of Delino Deshields.
Zack Greinke’s Curveball – Greinke has been bringing out the eephus pitch early in his most recent starts, here tossing a first-inning slow ball that absolutely bamboozled Tommy Pham. Watch his back foot – and you thought Allen Iverson was the best athlete at breaking ankles.
Blake Treinen’s Slider – The Witch came out on Tuesday, as Treinen was able to work around a hit to earn another save. Here he used his outrageous slider to get a swing-through from Travis Janikowski, who had no shot as this pitch dove down and out of the zone at 89 miles an hour.
Shane Bieber’s Curveball – Bieber only managed two strikeouts in six innings on Tuesday, surrendering four runs. He earned one of them on this nasty tight curveball that started out at the knees before buckling down and away from the errant bat of Hunter Dozier. Oh Baby.
GIF Of The Night
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