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Devin Williams’ Changeup
Devin Williams struck out the side in his lone inning of work in dominant fashion. His changeup carried a 78% whiff rate on the night, and he had an overall CSW of 53% in the inning. This changeup to Victor Reyes was particularly nasty.
Danny Coulombe’s Curveball
Danny Coulombe recorded the loss after allowing two runs in the seventh as the Twins dropped game one of the doubleheader. Coulombe did pick up a pair of strikeouts and ended the inning with a strikeout of Amed Rosario on a nice breaking ball.
Freddy Peralta’s Curveball
After Freddy Peralta’s injury scare a few weeks ago the Brewers have been severely limiting his innings. He went longer in this one and was rolling through six before his night was ended early due to a rain delay. He struck out the side in the first, with the final K coming on a great curveball to Robbie Grossman.
Gerrit Cole’s Knuckle-Curve
In the midst of a playoff push, the Yankees need to take advantage of their matchup with the Orioles this week. They jumped out to an early lead, but Gerrit Cole found himself in a sticky situation in the bottom of the frame as he allowed the bases loaded but escaped the jam with a nice breaking ball to Ramon Urias.
Marcus Stroman’s Slider
The Cardinals and Mets met up for a matchup of playoff hopeful teams with a lot of work to do in the season’s final weeks. Marcus Stroman took the ball for the Mets, turning in a strong performance but would be left with a no decision after the contest went into extra innings. He induced a lot of whiffs on Tuesday and struck out Nolan Arenado on a great slider.
Erick Fedde’s Curveball
Two teams not in playoff contention, the Marlins and Nationals, met up in Washington for game two of three on Tuesday. The Nats won handily as the offense would go on to score eight runs. Erick Fedde performed admirably in his own right and struck out eight over five innings. After allowing his first run of the game in the fifth, he bounced right back to pick up a strikeout of Alex Jackson.
Touki Toussaint’s Curveball
Touki Toussaint struggled for most of the night as he faced a constant onslaught of base runners and wasn’t able to make it out of the fifth. He started the night off well, though, with a great back foot breaking ball to Raimel Tapia.
Frankie Montas’ Splitter
Frankie Montas was provided ample run support as Oakland scored in each of the first three innings and seven runs in total. Montas didn’t take advantage of the run support, though, and was pulled after only 3 1/3 innings. The A’s bullpen would later blow the lead entirely as Kansas City pulled out the win. Prior to his replacement Montas did record a strikeout of Adalberto Mondesi on a fantastic splitter.
Jose Berrios’ Changeup
Jose Berrios led the red-hot Blue Jays on Tuesday as they took on the AL East leading Rays. He allowed only a single run but was still saddled with the loss as five Tampa pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout. Berrios is known for his curveball, but he picked up a Ji-Man Choi strikeout on a diving changeup.
David Robertson’s Knuckle-Curve
One of those five Tampa pitchers was David Robertson. The veteran recorded a 1-2-3 eighth inning and picked up a pair of strikeouts. He closed out the inning with a nice breaking ball to catcher Reese McGuire.
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