Blake Snell’s Curveball + the Nastiest GIFs from Monday’s Games

A collection of the six nastiest pitches from Monday's games, including Blake Snell's curveball and Jonathan Loaisiga's slider.

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.

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Blake Snell’s curveball – Snell looked like an absolute ace yesterday, taking a no-hitter into the seventh and ultimately only giving up one hit over seven innings pitched with 10 strikeouts against the Washington Nationals, including this beautiful curveball.

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Jonathan Loasiga’s slider – Johnny Lasagna looked excellent through 5.1 innings yesterday, giving up just one hit and striking out eight, including this slider that caused Odubel Herrera to lose his helmet.

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Andrew Cashner’s curveball – Cashner turned in a pretty meh start by most measurements, giving up three earned runs over six innings with four walks and three strikeouts. He did, however, have this great curveball that sent Denard Span stumbling.

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Edwin Jackson’s slider – Jackson has kept on keeping on, tossing six innings of one-hit ball in his season debut with the Oakland Athletics. He also logged seven strikeouts, including this nasty slider to Grayson Greiner.

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Tyler Skaggs‘ curveball – Skaggs’ curveball gets featured here pretty frequently, and when he’s got a big looper like this one, it’s hard not to admire it. Skaggs was excellent yesterday, giving up just one run in seven innings with eight strikeouts—his third-straight game with eight strikeouts.

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Hector Neris’ splitter – Neris was recalled from Triple-A Monday and promptly came into yesterday’s looking solid, tossing one inning of shutout ball with two strikeouts, including this splitter that sent Neil Walker golfing.

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Blake Treinen’s sinker – Treinen came into a save situation in yesterday’s game and promptly started things off with this ridiculous 100 MPH sinker low and away. He ended up logging his 17th save, and with a sinker like that, how could he not?

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Jordan Zimmerman’s slider – Zimmerman looked fairly sharp yesterday, pitching five innings of shutout ball giving up just one walk and logging three strikeouts, including this perfectly-placed slider on the outside corner.

GIF of the Night

Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below, and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Half Contest.

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Ben Palmer

Senior columnist at Pitcher List. Lifelong Orioles fan, also a Ravens/Wizards/Terps fan. I also listen to way too much music, watch way too many movies, and collect way too many records.

3 responses to “Blake Snell’s Curveball + the Nastiest GIFs from Monday’s Games”

  1. Johhny Ryall says:

    Hello Ben,

    I have Robbie Ray coming off the DL and need to make some room. At the same time, i need to upgrade on pitching with a trade of 2 OFs, if possible.

    One of the deals i can make, would be Conforto and/or Nimmo package. Would you expect mid-tier back? Or someone like Freddy Peralta?

    thanks Ben!

    • Ben Palmer says:

      If you’re dealing Conforto and Nimmo together, I’d be expecting something like a top-30/35 pitcher back.

      Also might not be a bad idea to see if you can sell high on just Nimmo.

  2. Josh B says:

    The way Odubel looks around after swinging like “What the hell was that” hahhaha so good.

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