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 check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Tyler Glasnow’s Curveball – After eight consecutive fastballs to Scott Kingery, Glasnow decided to drop this absolute yo-yo right on the inside corner. Kingery could only offer a flinch for strike three.
Alex Cobb’s Splitter – Cobb got lit up for seven runs in just 3 1/3 innings against the Tigers, but he showed glimpses of his old self. His famous hybrid split-change, nicknamed ‘The Thing’, got Victor Martinez flailing out of the zone.
Aroldis Chapman’s Fastball – When you throw 101 miles per hour, it almost doesn’t matter where you locate it. In this case, planting it on the outside corner is just gravy. Although I’m not sure Devon Travis would have hit it anyway. [Shoutout to twitter follower @Low_Rax for the tip!]
Matt Wisler’s Slider – Wisler looked outstanding in his first start of the season, tossing seven innings of one run ball with eight strikeouts. One of them was this deceptive slider that got slugger Yoenis Cespedes chasing.
Jake Arrieta’s Curveball – After striking out red-hot Gregory Polanco with a two-seamer in the first inning, Arrieta decided to bring out his heavy 12-6 curve to get him swinging out of his shorts yet again in the third.
GIF Of The Night
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