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Fastball with four seams by José Berríos
Toronto is a happy place for the former Twins ace Jose Berrios, who earned their second win of the season after five and two-thirds innings against a talented Astros team. Capture Jason Castro was way too late for that cute 95mph radiator with a cute tail.
Joan Adon’s Change
This was my first real good look at the young Nationals starter Joan Adon and I was impressed with the potential of the full pitch mix. Despite allowing four or more earned runs in four of his first five starts, Adon gets some useful seasoning early in his career. That perfect change from 88 mph to barre Darin Ruf was of high quality.
Logan Webb’s Change
This mesmerizing 86 mph change to knock out the Nationals’ first batter Cesar Hernandez was just the perfect way to start an outing in Logan Webb. beautiful things,
Change of Shane McClanahan
Outstanding Starter Rays Shane McClanahan struck out 11 shots over five innings today, including that incredible 85 mph change with a mind-blowing horizontal move to fall Ryan Jeffers. Hats off to the member of the Pitcher List+ Matt Nielsen for spotting that ripper.
Changing Chris Archer
Chris Archer reminded us why he was considered one of baseball’s bright young arms a few years ago with a dazzling four-inning job for the Twins, which included that phenomenal 87 mph change to embarrass Take a walk Franco.
The change of José Suarez
The gaze on Jacques Burgerthe face of after that heartbreaking 83 mph change from the Angels starter Jose Suarez priceless – “what just happened to me?!”
Fastball with four seams by Jesús Luzardo
The Lizard King strikes again – starting Miami Marlins Jesus Luzardo with a 99 mph heater pinning the inside corner of Julio Rodriguezstrike zone. The reaction of the young prospect showing his appreciation for the field. Downright nasty!
Robbie Ray’s Cursor
sailors starter Robbie Ray recorded eight strikeouts all on his slider yesterday and this 87 mph beauty to hit Brian Anderson was the best of the lot.
Curveball by Cole Irvin
Cunning A is left-handed cole irvin is vastly underrated and he went one-on-one with Shane Biber today and looked quite up to par. That delicious 77 mph curveball to hit one of the best hitters in the league, Jose Ramirez, is more than worthy of winning today’s crown. Just look at that ball falling through the hatch – wicked!
Gerrit Cole’s four-seam fastball
when you have Gerrit Cole throwing a beauty on a Saturday, it’s always going to feature in the nastiest pitches of the day. Here he is, the good old number one to paint the corner and call Hunter Dozier.
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