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 Playoffs 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.
Clayton Kershaw’s Curveball – Public Enemy Number One, the big hook of Clayton Kershaw, was in full effect yesterday. It made 2018 Playoff Erik Kratz look like Regular Erik Kratz here, and it was nice to see him have such a dominant start yesterday after his game one clunker.
Kenley Jansen’s Slider – I love when Kenley goes to this pitch every so often to switch things up after a barrage of cutters. This is why he can be so dangerous in an 0-2 count, because he can unleash this weapon.
Brandon Woodruff’s Slider – Brandon Woodruff is really making a name for himself on the big stage, and he pitched valiantly in 5.1 innings of “relief” yesterday. This wicked slider here to Max Muncy sets up his fastball for a strike three to end in the inning.
Josh James‘ Changeup – Speaking of the big stage, Josh James may have gotten tagged for a few runs in his relief appearance, but I’m glad that those who haven’t had the opportunity to see him showcase his stuff got to see him pitch yesterday. This nasty 91 MPH change to fan Mookie Betts is crazy.
GIF of the Night
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