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José Berríos‘ Curveball
José Berríos’ sluggish season continued vs the Yankees on Tuesday as the righty allowed five runs in as many innings. He did strike out seven, including Isiah Kiner-Falefa on a nasty curveball.
Marcus Stroman’s Splitter
Marcus Stroman tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the opposing Phillies vied for a playoff spot. Stroman would hold them off, however, and denied the Phillies the chance to gain ground over the Brewers. Stroman’s first strikeout of the evening came at the expense of Rhys Hoskins on a fantastic splitter.
Bailey Ober’s Slider
Bailey Ober struck out ten White Sox hitters Tuesday over the course of seven shutout innings. AJ Pollock fell victim twice, on nearly identical pitches.
Jhoan Duran’s Curveball
Jhoan Duran closed out Ober’s win and picked up two Ks himself. The first came by way of Josh Harrison on a filthy curveball.
Hunter Greene’s Four-Seam Fastball
Like Ober, Hunter Greene also struck out ten, but unlike Ober, failed to record the victory. Greene struck out Jack Suwinski twice and got him to chase this running fastball at 100 mph.
Collin McHugh’s Curveball
With Atlanta’s win and the Mets’ loss, the two teams are officially tied atop the NL East with a week remaining. Collin McHugh did his part to help secure the victory, gathering four outs in relief without allowing a hit. McHugh struck out a pair and put away César Hernández on a big breaker.
Emmanuel Clase’s Slider
Emmanuel Clase needed only eight pitches to retire the side in the ninth, though the Guardians would lose in extras. Clase put away David Peralta for his lone strikeout on a nasty slider.
Pete Fairbanks‘ Slider
Pete Fairbanks would also throw the ninth frame in this contest and managed to strike out the side. His third and final K came at the expense of Will Brennan on a slider down and out of the zone.
Logan Webb’s Changeup
Logan Webb struck out seven Rockies over only five innings as the Giants cruised to a victory at home. Webb’s final pitch of the night was this diving changeup to Yonathan Daza.
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