Stephen Strasburg’s Changeup + The Nastiest Pitches from Thursday’s Games

Andy Patton examines the six nastiest pitches from Thursday's games, including offerings from Zack Greinke, Kyle Hendricks, Shane Bieber and more!

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 First 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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Stephen Strasburg’s Changeup – Strasburg got Kapler’d on Thursday, giving up three runs in 5.2 innings of work. His change piece was on point all game, including this wicked dive bomb into the dirt for strike three.

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Shane Bieber’s Curveball – Bieber struck out six in 6.1 innings of work on Thursday. His curveball had excellent depth to it, here getting Devon Travis to take an ugly golf hack for strike two.

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Luis Castillo’s Changeup – It’s been a rough year for Castillo, although his seven strikeouts in five innings on Thursday was a welcome sight for fantasy owners. His changeup here in the first inning absolutely bamboozled Travis Janikowski as it ran away from the strike zone and away from his lunging bat.

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Cody Allen’s Curveball – Rowdy Tellez had an excellent start to his big league career, but Cody Allen still managed to make him look silly on this nasty knuckle-curveball that dives into the dirt.

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Kyle Hendricks‘ Changeup – Hendricks fanned six in five innings of work on Thursday. His changeup here floated its way beautifully onto the outside corner, getting a big swing and whiff from Trea Turner.

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Zack Greinke’s Curveball – Greinke brought out his eephus once again on Thursday, this time bamboozling Ender Inciarte, who tried to golf his way into a hit. No such luck.

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Andy Patton

Andy is the Dynasty Content Manager here at PitcherList. He manages all of the prospect content on the site, while also contributing a weekly article on dynasty deep sleepers, and the weekly hitter and pitcher stash lists. Andy also co-hosts the Never Sunny in Seattle podcast on the PitcherList Podcast Network, and separately hosts the Score Zags Score Podcast.

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