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. 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.
Jameson Taillon’s Fastball – Taillon shut out the Mets for eight innings as he pitched his second game in the bigs on Tuesday night. His stuff was on point, like this Fastball to Kelly Johnson with incredible left-to-right action. (Thanks to Redditor Ryuuken1789 for the tip!)
Chris Tillman’s Curveball – The Baltimore starter stayed true to his winning nature, improving his record to 9-1 Tuesday. This Curveball to David Ortiz will explain how Tillman has so consistently won games for the Orioles.
Pedro Strop’s Fastball – Strop was able to hold things steady for the Cubs with one inning of work Tuesday. This Fastball to Ben Revere resulted in one of Strop’s two strikeouts. (Thanks to @tbellaga and Redditors Cpt_Hook and Cubsfan5ever for the tips!)
Tom Koehler’s Slider – Koehler continued his string of quality starts by going six innings with two earned runs in Tuesday’s victory. Even though this Slider made contact with Jon Jay, the motion had already fooled him into swinging.
Zach Britton’s Fastball – It seems like everyone on the mound in this game was throwing nasty stuff. This Fastball from Britton dropped out of reach of David Ortiz with some sinking motion. (Thanks to @ShafiqDe and @Mlb_Baller for the tips!)
GIF Of The Night
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Christopher Chase Edmunds is a writer for Pitcher List. He is currently working on a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Alabama. He grew up in Birmingham, perfecting the knuckleball in the backyard. He can be found streaming Colorado Rockies games and avoiding any association with the Atlanta Braves.