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 Slider – Glasnow had to come in for Nick Kingham, who got torched for six earned runs in three innings. Glasnow fired off this nasty slider, getting Jose Bautista to really regret swinging about 3/4 of the way in.
Rich Hill’s Curveball – Hill tossed seven scoreless innings on Thursday. He messed with Ronald Acuna‘s timing on this pitch, holding his leg kick extra long before whipping this loopy curveball right under the bat for strike three.
Justin Anderson’s Slider – The Chicago – Los Angeles game was not exactly known for pitching, as the Angels won 12-8. However, Angels rookie reliever Justin Anderson showed why he has closer potential, with this wicked 86 mile per hour slider in on the hands of Yolmer Sanchez.
Brandon Maurer’s Fastball – Maurer hasn’t had the best season, but he’s always had an excellent two-seam fastball. Here he used it to attack up in the zone and get a nice called strike on the black.
Alex Cobb’s Splitter – Cobb had a VPQS on Thursday, tossing six innings and giving up three earned runs with one walk and two strikeouts. He got an absolutely massive swing-and-miss from C.J. Cron here with ‘The Thing”, Cobb’s trademark split-finger fastball.
Jakob Junis’ Slider – Junis did not have a good start on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy this nasty hook.
Sonny Gray’s Curveball – We’ve showed two Yankees getting victimized, so it’s only fair we turn the tables. Gray tossed five shutout innings against Kansas City, using his big hook to get an off-balance, ugly swing from Alex Gordon.
GIF Of The Night
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