The Nastiest 16 Pitching GIFs of April 2019 — Semi-Finals
It’s time to crown the first monthly GIF winner of 2019. The first month of the MLB season was filled with a load of impressive pitches that were part of even more pitching performances. But only one among them can be named the best pitch of April.
The best 16 from the first month have been pulled aside and ranked. Now it’s on you, the voter, to decide which stands above the rest. Three-quarters of the original field are gone. Only the real heavy hitters are left.
Here are the rules:
- All GIFs were pulled from the month of April, along with one from Opening Day in March.
- You can only vote on a matchup once, so make sure you pick the one you absolutely want.
- Voting will continue until 12:00 a.m. EST the following morning. This is the third round.
Here are the results from Round 1:
1. Jordan Hicks’ Slider defeated 8. Jameson Taillon’s Curveball
2. Jose Alvarado’s Sinker defeated 7. Joe Musgrove’s Curveball
3. Max Fried Curveball’s defeated 6. Charlie Morton’s Curveball
4. Jorge Lopez’s Two-Seam Fastball defeated 5. Jeurys Familia’s Sinker
1. Luis Castillo’s Two-Seam Fastball defeated 8. Jordan Lyles’ Curveball
2. Yu Darvish Slider defeated 7. Tyler Glasnow Curveball
3. Chaz Roe’s Slider defeated 6. Clayton Kershaw’s Curveball
4. Trevor Bauer’s Slider defeated 5. Domingo German’s Curveball
Here are the results from Round 2:
Here are the matchups for Round 3:
1. Jordan Hicks’ Slider vs. 2. Jose Alvarado’s Sinker
Watch the GIFs in the Links Below!