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. 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.
Luis Perdomo’s Fastball – The rookie right-hander earned back-to-back wins in his last two starts. It’s no wonder he’s winning lately, since he’s throwing some serious stuff around like this Fastball that works its way in on Josh Donaldson. (Thanks to @PitchMechanics and Redditors crimsontideftw24 and JanitorOfSanDiego for the tips!)
Dylan Bundy’s Curveball– Although Bundy got yanked with two outs in the sixth, he actually carried a perfect game into the inning before giving up two homers. If he wants to stay away from trouble, he’ll need to continue throwing filth like this knee-buckling Curveball to Mark Reynolds. (Thanks to @ThomasAvery for the tip!)
Yu Darvish’s Slider – Darvish had a rough first inning Wednesday against Oakland, but he settled in nicely as the game went on. He tallied six strikeouts on the night, capping his performance with this nasty Slider that baffled Khris Davis.
Lance McCullers’ Curveball – Houston’s fireballer recorded another 10 Ks in his performance against the Yankees Wednesday. One of his victims was Jacoby Ellsbury, who couldn’t touch this tight Curveball in the fifth.
Madison Bumgarner’s Slider – Bumgarner was on point Wednesday, striking out nine without issuing a walk. His stuff was moving all over the place, like this dirty back-foot Slider that cut down Zack Cozart.
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.