Every morning we review the five best 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 Week”. 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.
Jorge De La Rosa’s Splitter – Despite allowing six walks across the evening, De La Rosa was able to shutout the Nationals during his six innings of work. His Splitter helped him escape with a runner on third the pitch dove into the dirt against Bryce Harper. (Thanks to @andrewlacy52 for the tip!)
Dellin Betances‘ Knuckle-Curve – We could have chosen a few pitches from this appearance from the lanky Yankee reliever, but we couldn’t resist how badly Eddie Rosario missed this hook. (Thanks to Reddit user Savage9645 for the tip!)
Noah Syndergaard’s Curveball – Thor wasn’t his consistent self through his start in Baltimore, but at times he showed amazing command and dominance. Here he made Manny Machado look silly chasing this Curveball down and away. (Thanks to Reddit user Stinky***Inspector for the tip!)
Tyson Ross‘ Slider – While he needs to cut down on the walks, Ross’ Slider is still a legitimate threat in every at-bat. It made Cameron Maybin give one of the weakest swings we’ve seen as the slide piece darted off the plate.
Daniel Norris‘ Curveball – The Man in the Van had himself a night as he smacked a longball against opposing pitcher Jon Lester. He also featured a solid breaking ball that Addison Russell couldn’t handle. (Thanks to Reddit user chazmac64 for the tip!)
Jeurys Familia’s Splitter – This was actually thrown on Tuesday night, but we wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to check it out. This 93 MPH starts in the middle of the plate before completely falling off the table to strike out Jonathan Schoop (Thanks to Reddit user maszpiwo for the tip!)
GIF Of The Night
Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in this weekend’s “GIF of the Week” contest.