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Corbin Burnes’ Cutter
Starting off this morning, we’ve got a gorgeous cutter courtesy of Corbin Burnes. While Burnes may not win any awards come year end, he’s certainly had a phenomenal season thanks to his brutal cutter. Here he casually throws a 98 mph cut fastball past Nolan Arenado who goes down swinging on the nasty offering.
Luis Castillo’s Fastball
Luis Castillo really picked his game up in the second half after struggling early on in the season. Much of that credit goes to his filthy fastball-changeup combo which trips hitters up. Here he blasts a rising fastball past Jeimer Candelario who swings through the 99 mph beauty for strike three.
Elieser Hernandez’s Changeup
Elieser Hernandez pitched well on the mound for the Marlins, albeit in a losing effort. Hernandez tossed six strikeouts over five innings. Here’s his first K of the day, and it comes on an absolutely filthy changeup that runs off the plate and gets a swing and miss for strike three.
Charlie Morton’s Curveball
Charlie Morton is just as much of a regular in these articles as any pitcher in baseball and it’s always the same curve that we’re featuring. But, as long as Morton continues throwing the hook like this, he’ll be up here every time he pitches. Here he bends one under the bat of Dom Nuñez who swings and misses for a nasty strike three.
Dylan Cease’s Slider
Dylan Cease recorded nine strikeouts yesterday and six of them came on the slider. Although the White Sox lost badly to the Royals, Cease still gets a nod for this impressive back foot slider that runs in on Carlos Santana who swings wildly at the pitch.
Robbie Ray’s Fastball
Robbie Ray continued his campaign for AL Cy Young yesterday as he struck out 10 hitters over 6.2 innings of one-hit baseball. Here Ray dots the upper inside corner with a heater that he just blows by Mark Canha for a swinging strikeout.
Brady Singer’s Sinker
Now if you like painted heaters, you’re gonna love this pitch from Brady Singer. Singer shut out the White Sox over seven innings and here he threw his best pitch of the day, a front door sinker that freezes Brian Goodwin for a backwards K.
Corey Kluber’s Curveball
Corey Kluber pitched just 3.2 innings for the Yankees yesterday before he got run out of the game early. But still, he was able to get five Ks in on the day, including this one, which comes on a filthy curveball to Jorge Mateo.
Miguel Castro’s Sinker
Miguel Castro only got to pitch one inning, but it was both clean and efficient. Castro was able to notch one strikeout in the inning and it was on this pitch, a 99 mph sinker that runs out of the zone as Luis García swings in futility at a pitch he’s got no shot at.
Julian Fernández‘s Fastball
This one’s got me speechless honestly. I’d just like to point out that the radar actually read 102.4 mph so, yeah, you could say this pitch from Julian Fernández is fast.
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