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Max Scherzer’s Slider
Max Scherzer tossed 4.1 innings and allowed two runs to score in yesterday’s NLCS matchup. Scherzer struck out seven, with five of them coming on his slider. Here he threw his nastiest one of the night to Austin Riley who swings through the filthy pitch.
Ian Anderson’s Changeup
Ian Anderson pitched just three innings and struck out two for the Braves. Anderson wasn’t able to settle in against a potent Dodgers lineup, but he was still able to strike out two hitters on the changeup. Here’s his offspeed pitch that gets Chris Taylor swinging.
Alex Vesia’s Fastball
Will Smith’s Slider
Let’s end today with the battle between Will Smith and Will Smith. Will Smith pitched a clean ninth and was able to strike out two hitters, including Will Smith. Here, Will Smith throws a fantastic slider that Will Smith just whiffs on for a swinging strike three (sorry about that, but I was simply not passing on this amazing opportunity).
Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)