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Aaron Ashby’s Changeup
Aaron Ashby came into Fenway Park and cruised through four innings before an unfortunate blow up in the 5th led to the loss. His 35% CSW on the day was great, however, and his pitches were dancing all over the plate. This changeup disappeared off the plate as Xander Bogaerts swung right through it.
Ryan Pressly’s Curveball
Adrian Sampson’s Changeup
Max Fried’s Curveball
Taijuan Walker’s Splitter
The splitter hasn’t been a major weapon for Taijuan Walker this year (24.5% CSW), but this one was legitimately filthy.
Taylor Clarke’s Changeup
Shane McClanahan’s Slider
It wasn’t Shane McClanahan’s best start of the season, but he still had nasty stuff. Sometimes you just have an off day.
Dylan Cease’s Slider
Finally, Dylan Cease came out to prove that his All Star snub will only fuel the chip on his shoulder for the rest of the season.
Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)