Every week we review the nastiest pitches from the previous week in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back Saturday to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Fourth Quarter Contest. Week 23’s winner was Taylor Rogers’ Curveball. This pitch from Rogers almost ends up going through the wickets of Hunter Dozier, but Dozier still swings. A funny pitch.
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This week’s GIFs include a couple of nose to toes Curveballs, the return of a mainstay with his signature Fastball, and a double dose of sidewinding Sliders. Check back next Saturday to see which GIF our readers picked as the nastiest pitch of the week.
Touki Toussaint’s Curveball – I don’t just root for Toussaint’s success because he may have the best name in baseball, I root for him because he’s shown incredible promise since being called up. This wicked curveball to Marcell Ozuna is dirty.
Jordan Hicks’ Sinker – Goodness gracious. 100 mile per hour cheese with that kind of movement? That’s just mean Jordan Hicks. Ozzie Albies didn’t stand a chance.
Tyler Glasnow’s Slider – Once again, Tyler Glasnow looked great, pitching six innings of two-hit shutout ball yesterday. He also logged six strikeouts, most of which came on nasty sliders like this one.
Jacob Nix’s Curveball – The Padres starter tossed some beautiful curves against the Rangers, bringing Robinson Chirinos to a knee and nearly causing Jurickson Profar to tear a muscle on this prodigious whiff.
Chaz Roe’s Slider – Roe has been a staple on these posts all season – and for good reason (pardon the rhyme). Check out how far this pitch runs off the plate, catching poor Khris Davis way off guard as he flails away for dear life.
Jimmy Yacabonis’ Slider – Yacabonis had a rough outing, giving up four runs in three innings against the White Sox. But he chucked an eyebrow-raiser to Nicky Delmonico, as this breaker never seemed to quit while getting the whiff.
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner may be featured in the GIF of the Fourth Quarter Contest.