Jordan Hicks’ Sinker + The Nastiest Pitches from Tuesday’s Games

Andy Patton examines the seven nastiest pitches from Tuesday's games, including offerings from Corey Kluber, Stephen Strasburg, and Blake Snell.

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 Second 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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Jordan Hicks‘ Sinker – Goodness gracious. 100 mile per hour cheese with that kind of movement? That’s just mean Jordan Hicks. Ozzie Albies didn’t stand a chance.

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Jameson Taillon’s Curveball – Taillon was electric on Tuesday, striking out 11 in seven shutout innings. Check out this curveball that whips all the way through the strike zone, freezing Brian Goodwin on the inner half. Nice.

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Stephen Strasburg’s Changeup – Speaking of 11 strikeout performances, Strasburg looked outstanding against the Marlins. His changeup got in on Austin Dean here, dropping him to a knee.

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Aaron Nola’s Curveball – It was a happy Nola day indeed, as the young right-hander struck out nine in 5.2 innings of work. His curveball was its usual masterful self, here getting Todd Frazier flailing about.

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Corey Kluber’s Sinker – Kluber, like Taillon and Strasburg, had 11 strikeouts on Tuesday. His sinker was downright filthy – and he managed to paint this thing right on the outside corner. Nasty.

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Chaz Roe’s Slider – Roe’s slide piece was located perfectly here, freezing Delino Deshields for a strike. Roe is frequently featured on this list, and it is easy to see why.

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Blake Snell’s Curveball – Check out this embarrassing hack from Jurickson Profar. It’s easy to see why though, as Snell’s absolute hammer curve has had this impact on a lot of hitters this season.

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Andy Patton

Andy is the Dynasty Content Manager here at PitcherList. He manages all of the prospect content on the site, while also contributing a weekly article on dynasty deep sleepers, and the weekly hitter and pitcher stash lists. Andy also co-hosts the Never Sunny in Seattle podcast on the PitcherList Podcast Network, and separately hosts the Score Zags Score Podcast.

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