Kevin Gausman’s Splitter + The Nastiest Pitches from Sunday’s Games

Check out the best pitches from Sunday's Division Series action, including offerings from Max Fried, Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader.

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.

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Kevin Gausman’s Splitter – Gausman picked up eight whiffs on his signature swing-inducer, and he brought the full weight of it to bear on Manny Machado to end the top of the third in Game 3.

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Corbin Burnes‘ Curveball – Burnes dropped the inside hook to twist up Carlos Gonzalez for the seventh-inning strikeout. The Brewers reliever struck out two in his two frames of clean relief.

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Max Fried’s Curveball – The rookie beamed a rainbow past Max Muncy for the prodigious whiff—though Max Power had the last laugh with a solo home run later in the at-bat to tie it at 5-5.

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German Marquez’s Curveball – The Rockies starter gave up seven hits and was saddled with the Game 3 loss as Milwaukee swept Colorado, but he wasn’t really the problem as he struck out five over five frames and gave up two runs. Here, he hooked Mike Moustakas for the second-inning K.

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 AJ Minter’s Cutter – The 25-year-old left Cody Bellinger fishing on this nasty outside cutter as part of his one inning of scoreless relief, which helped to hold down the Braves’ 6-5 win.

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Josh Hader’s Fastball – Sometimes, the bat just slips. It happens. Other times, a rising, 97 mph fastball in on the hands has something to do with it. I’m guessing this was a case of the latter as CarGo let his wood fly before Hader mowed him down looking later in the at-bat.


GIF of the Night

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Jason Dunbar

Jason has been a contributor at various places such as the Boston Globe and the Hardball Times and is an editor at Bleacher Report.

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