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Brandon Woodruff slider
Woodruff cheered 11, with the only flaw on a volleyball from Kyle Farmer as he and Colton Wong helped keep the Brewers’ qualifying hopes alive with a 5-1 win over the Reds. The right was swinging as this was the third consecutive double-digit performance. Here is a slide perfectly located in the outer corner that renders Jonathan India helpless on his second ride of the night.
Max Fried Curve
Last night’s team showdown between Philadelphia and Atlanta was marked by a duel between two cast members, Max Fried and Ranger Suarez. The Phillies worked out Fried’s on-court account when he left after just five rounds, but he made eight hits, including one for starter Bryson Stott on a curve ball that fell straight off the table. Unfortunately for Fried and Atlanta, what seemed like a harmless sacrifice flew off Matt Ferrling in the second, ended up winning the game.
Fastball Hunter Green
It is one of the most exciting young shooters to watch. Last time around, in his first appearance of a shoulder strain no less, he became the first bowler in the law era to score eight hits on fastballs at 101 mph or higher. Last night, his fastball returned an incredible 16 beats in 29 swings, including this one to Jesse Peterson for his third of eight strokes of the night.
Zach Gallen Curveball
Gallen was brilliant again and baffled the Dodgers through eight runs, allowing only one run and two hits while collecting the best 13 hits of his career. There simply aren’t enough superlatives for whoever holds the right, who now has a 2.46 ERA and 0.89 WHIP up to 29 starts. Unfortunately for him and the D-Backs, the Dodgers found a way to win by scratching twice in the ninth round. Gallen’s curved ball returned ten puffs on 19 swings, including this time to Cody Bellinger on his first stroke.
change Michael Washa
It will be interesting to see where Wacha ends up this outsider as a free agent imminent. The Red Sox had a horrible season in the basement of AL East, but you certainly can’t blame the former Cardinal because he was fantastic with a 2.70 ERA and 1.06 WHIP start up to 21. The change was again to go to the field where he came back with an average of 35.1%. This rookie tricked Oswaldo Cabrera into his second bet of the night before finally pulling a picnic.
Justin Verlander Curveball
The two-time AL Cy Young winner has never missed out on this year and last night was no different. In the third, he flagged rookie catcher Adley Rutschman with a quick ball from the first court on the outside corner for a hit, followed by a slider in the front door for a second hit. Then this curve for the second hits at night out of four. Unfortunately for the Astros and their stocks, the next guy was a little better.
Slider Kyle Pradesh
The fans at Camden Yards had an impressive pitcher duel that saw the 26-year-old rookie close in as he outplayed Justin Verlander and the Astros 2-0. Although he did not miss ton Off the bat with only five throws on 23 swings, Pradesh leaned on his slide and threw it 39 times out of 100 throws. One of his 10 victims last night, Yainer Diaz, sniffed this picture-perfect slider on his first hit of the night.
Shine Pepper Curve
The Guardians continue to make their way to a league title as last night’s champion Shane Bieber sent the White Sox with another solid effort. The right-handed entered eighth and his usual efficiency was unbelievably good without a walk. Elvis Andros retired sixth on straight triple curves, second here making the former guard look like he was swinging a garden hose.
Jack Flaherty Slider
After being left out due to injuries, it’s been a season where we forget the right-hander. But he at least finished the year on a strong note and could navigate just in time for the Cardinals. The 26-year-old finished yesterday’s outing with nine strokes, including this time on a superb slide by Jake Kronoth on his first stroke.
Fastball by Ryan Hillsley
Helsley heater is in a league of its own. He called the Cardinals to lead 5-3 in the eighth inning, and handed a solo zinger to Mane Machado. Resentful, he unleashed his rage on the next batter, Brandon Drury. Good luck facing 103 coming out of the shadows of noon. You can almost imagine Drori thinking to himself, “I can’t see it, I wish it was a ball.” famous last words.
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