Justin Verlander’s Curveball vs. Luis Severino’s Slider

Justin Verlander's Curveball vs. Luis Severino's Slider.

The opening weekend of the season crowned Justin Verlander’s deuce as an early contender for “GIF of the Year” and it was no hyperbole as it dove well underneath Manny Machado’s bat. Still, Luis Severino’s viscious break at 90mph on his slide piece brings out the Keith Hernandez noises in all of us, preventing this from being an easy first-round choice. One excels in movement, the other in deception, but just one will make it to Thursday.

Justin Verlander’s Curveball vs. Luis Severino’s Slider

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

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