The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018

Thor’s supposed to be the God of Thunder, yet Noah Syndergaard continues to bring gas every outing. Seems like a poor excuse for a nickname. (Unless it has something to do with his physical resemblance, which kind of makes sense, but is still a stretch. Chris Hemsworth doesn’t even have the long hair anymore.) Anyways, Syndergaard blew Sean Newcomb away with 97 MPH cheese that moves so late. The only way anyone hits this—especially a pitcher—is pure luck. That heater goes against another Syndergaard offering that’s a tick faster, but moves earlier and much more. Yangervis Solarte did his best, it just so happens his best effort was pretty ugly.

Noah Syndergaard’s Fastball #1 vs.Noah Syndergaard’s Fastball #2

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Nick Friar

Nick pitched at Northwestern University from 2011-14. He firmly believes the answer to every count and situation is a changeup — probably because he only topped out at 91. Nick runs the GIF Tournaments at Pitcher List. If you see a pitch that deserves recognition, let him know on Twitter @Nick_Friar. Maybe give him a follow, too? Or not. Actually, "not" might be the right answer here.

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