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Kyle Wright’s Sinker
Ooh, this is nasty! The wonderful Kyle Wright struck out crafty veteran hitter Mark Canha with a nasty, disappearing 95 mph sinker that was my pitch of the day.
Luis Castillo’s Four-Seam Fastball
For his 16th straight out, Luis Castillo fired this phenomenal 98 mph four-seam fastball past Dermis Garcia. Perfect location, perfect heat. Spicy stuff!
Nestor Cortes‘ Slider
It was a fun watch in The Bronx today with Nestor Cortes striking out 12 in a dominant performance in which he switched up his mix, delivery angle, and timing at will. This beautiful 79 mph slider started the day – welcome to the bigs Gunnar Henderson.
Brayan Bello’s Changeup
There are a lot of hopes pinned on young Red Sox prospect Brayan Bello. He had a difficult outing yesterday but there were flashes of his brilliance. This 89 mph changeup to strike out Whit Merrifield is as good as it gets.
Noah Syndergaard’s Sinker
Phillies veteran starter Noah Syndergaard had a nice outing today for his ball club – this 93 mph sinker tailing into Luke Voit was one of the highlights from his start.
Drey Jameson’s Sinker
Drey Jameson keeps rolling! The Diamondbacks rookie has been sensational through his first four starts of his career and today was no exception. He struck out seven to earn his third win, and this 97 mph sinker to dispatch Mike Yastrzemski was top-notch.
Edward Cabrera’s Curveball
I love watching Edward Cabrera start because you know that you are not going to see the fastball dominate the outing. His pitch mix is electric, and he works hitters out and pitches to his strengths. This beautiful 86 mph curveball to fell Jace Peterson finished off a great sequence.
Shane McClanahan’s Four-Seam Fastball
Shane McClanahan brought the heat in the matchup of the day, blowing this 99 mph four-seam fastball past Jeremy Peña for the strikeout. Vicious stuff from the star Rays ace.
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