Every morning we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First Half. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Tom Koehler’s Curveball – Koehler may not be an ace, but he does have a pretty Curveball that allows him to get a strikeout or two. He got some excellent depth on his hook with this pitch to Steve Pearce for the K.
Stephen Strasburg’s Changeup – There’s not stopping Strasburg, as he ERA/FIP/xFIP all sit comfortably under 3.00, with a K/9 of 11.44 and BB/9 of just 2.39. He had his way with the Mets last night and concluded the 5th inning with this Changeup to Ty Kelly that had some serious movement. (Thanks to Redditor TheBrimic for the tip!)
Julio Teheran’s Fastball – Teheran has been cruising and didn’t let the Brewers slow him down as he struck out 12 batters across seven frames. He was spotting his Fastball incredibly well, and painted the edge with this heater to opposing pitcher Jimmy Nelson.
Matt Harvey’s Slider – The struggles continued for Harvey last night in Washington, but an encouraging sign was his ability to flash an elite Slider like the old days. Check out this one he threw to get an early strike to Jayson Werth. (Thanks to Redditor greybro for the tip!)
R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball – Dickey did what he could Tuesday evening to keep the Yankees at bay, and he upset Brett Gardner with this knuckleball that barely grazed the outside corner for strike three.
GIF Of The Night
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