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 First Half Contest. Week 8’s winner was Blake Treinen’s Fastball #3.
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This week’s pitches include a bevy of breaking balls including Corey Kluber’s signature finishing pitch and a sharp slider from Jakob Junis. Pick one and check back to see which pitch carried the week.
Tyler Glasnow’s Slider – Low and in to a left-handed hitter is rarely ideal, but with a hard, tight slider like Glasnow’s, you can get away with it. This pitch broke the length of the plate and landed perfectly on the inside black, completely freezing Dexter Fowler.
Corey Kluber’s Curveball – Kluber offers an 0-2 Curveball to Adam Engel to put him away for his 5th strikeout of the day. With this 6 inning scoreless gem, Klubot lowered his season ERA to 2.02.
Mike Clevinger’s Slider – Clevinger posted seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work on Tuesday. His slider was on point, diving out of the zone and just out of the reach of Adam Engel.
Jakob Junis’ Slider – Jakob Junis has a beautiful slider and I’ll never get tired of watching it. Even though he gave up three runs yesterday, he still had seven strikeouts, and with a pitch like that—it’s not hard to see why.
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Half Contest.