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.
Tayron Guerrero’s Fastball – Good lord, 101 MPH heat is too much as it is, can you imagine trying to hit it when it has late movement as well? Ryan McMahon didn’t stand a chance. Filthy, filthy stuff from Guerrero.
Chaz Roe’s Slider – Hello old friend. Roe’s slider has been generating ugly whiffs from opponents all season, and Saturday’s slider to Xander Bogaerts was more of the same.
Brandon Kintzler’s Fastball – Alex Avila is good at two things, taking a walk and hitting right-handed pitching. He did not do either of those well in this at-bat, as Kintzler completely froze him with this nasty late moving two-seamer right on the inside corner of the plate.
Johnny Cueto’s Changeup – Cueto’s changeup has more drop to it than many big leaguers’ curveballs do. Here he uses it to get Joc Pederson swinging out of his shoes.
Carlos Carrasco’s Curveball – Even after giving up two home runs in the first inning, Carlos Carrasco was able to finish off the inning in a spectacular fashion, using this yo-yo curveball to fan Mitch Haniger.
Garrett Richards’ Curveball – Richards brought out his yo-yo on Saturday, fanning veteran Brett Gardner with this nasty pitch down in the zone.
GIF Of The Night
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