Michael Kopech’s Fastball + The Nastiest Pitches from Wednesday’s Games

Corey Kluber, Miles Mikolas, and Zack Wheeler all pitched themselves into Thursday's entries.

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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Michael Kopech’s Fastball – We’re still waiting for Michael Kopech to have that statement game, but until then we can still enjoy the flashes. This Fastball to V-Mart has us fans clamoring for him to put it all together.

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Brad Keller’s Slider – It’s always nice to feature a lesser-known name in the Nastiest Pitches, and Brad Keller is more than worthy of a spot here with this filthy 86 MPH Slider to fan the resurgent Michael Brantley

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Corey Kluber’s Curveball – Klubot reached double-digit strikeouts yesterday for the first time since May 30, striking out ten in 6 2/3 innings of working. The low-and-in Curveball to Ryan O’Hearn on the 1-2 count is pure money here.

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Seranthony Dominguez’s Slider – You are not touching this slide piece at 90 MPH, says Seranthony Dominguez, as he proceeds to throw the same pitch two more times in the same spot for three swinging strikes in a row. Yikes that pitch is gross.

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Miles Mikolas‘ Curveball – Mikolas got knocked around a bit yesterday, giving up four runs on twelve hits in 6 2/3 innings. The lack of strikeouts has frustrated Mikolas owners this season, but this Uncle Charlie to Juan Soto shows he’s got the goods to be a strikeout threat going forward.

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Jaime Barria’s Slider – Jaime Barria had another nice outing yesterday, pitching five scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Though he hasn’t been pitching deep into games, he’s still been a quality arm and can make hitters look foolish like Ronald Guzman looks here chasing this Slider.

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Zack Wheeler’s Curveball – Alex Verdugo is a tough cat to strikeout, and Zack Wheeler makes him look foolish on this disappearing curve. Wheeler continue his run of strong starts pitching seven innings of three-run ball with nine strikeouts in Chavez Ravine as his stock continues to rise.


GIF Of The Night

Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the Second Half Contest.

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Michael Wexler

Lifelong Dodger fan. Left the famous 2004 Steve Finley walk-off homer game in the ninth inning to clinch the division because his Giants fan cousin was late for work. Would've stayed, but I was nine.

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