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 @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.
Zack Greinke’s Eephus – Okay, this pitch is more like a slow-Curve than a true Eephus, but the Arizona scoreboard called it that and I’m going to roll with it. Greinke had a fantastic evening against the White Sox and he wanted to show something new in the ninth inning to Yolmer Sanchez. I think it did the trick.
Brad Peacock’s Slider – Peacock got the spot start in the place of an ailing Dallas Keuchel and made a huge impression as he fanned eight Detroit Tiger batters. His most enjoyable strikeout may have been this pitch to Ian Kinsler that never stops sweeping across the plate.
Scott Feldman’s Fastball – It was one incredible evening for Feldman against the Indians as his struck out the first five batters his faced. The fourth was Carlos Santana on a Fastball that blew our mind as it bent a ton to zoom back over the plate from Santana’s hip.
Jeff Hoffman’s Curveball – While he will be sent back down to the minors shortly, Hoffman made a strong case for a longer stay as he dominated the Phillies lineup. This Curveball was stealing the spotlight and we loved the horrendous swing Maikel Franco gave on this huge hook in the fourth inning. (Thanks to @andrewlacy52 for the tip!)
Shane Greene’s Slider – Greene to got himself out of a tight jam in the eighth inning, keeping the game close for the final frame. The last pitch was this elegant Slider that curled into the zone at the last moment to freeze Marwin Gonzalez for the backwards K.
GIF Of The Night
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If you K a big leaguer in the 9th inning with a 65 mph pitch you know you’re killing it