If Dave Cameron has unearthed today what he believes to be the Mona Lisa of GIFs, what follows is perhaps more like Max Beckmann’s triptych Departure — if Max Beckmann’s triptych Departure were divided into four, and not three, parts, that is, and also if it were less a “complex Modernist concerto of horror and hope” and more a “collection of Yu Darvish‘s four slow curveballs from Wednesday night.”
Here’s Darvish’s first slow curve, to Josh Hamilton in the fourth inning:
To Chris Iannetta for a two-strike ball in the fifth inning:
To Luis Jimenez for a strikeout swinging to end the fifth:
And to Mike Trout, for a strikeout looking in the sixth:
Credit to Brooks Baseball for helpful PITCHf/x help.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURE: MIKE TROUT’S REACTION GIF