Hot .GIF Action: Nik Turley


It was not a good Grapefruit League debut for left-hander Nik Turley. Not at all. The team’s 11th best prospect allowed five of the six batters he faced to reach base — in his defense, some hilarious defense contributed to that — and all five came around to score. The 23-year-old allowed those five runs (four earned) on three hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning. It was pretty obvious he was nervous given how he was overthrowing and wild. It happens.

Despite the poor showing, Turley still managed to break out a few .GIFable pitches, like the curveball you see above. He used both the curve and changeup in addition to the regular fastball, especially once all hell started to break loose and outs were needed. More .GIFs after the jump, and you can click them all for a larger view.


  1. Are we going to see any hot gif action from Bundy?

  2. Larry B. says:

    That is a nice curve.

  3. LarryM., Fl. says:

    He gets a pass on his appearance this day. Hopefully, he’ll learn from this outing. The good ones do and those who fall by the way side did not.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Yeah. First start of the season. Trying to impress now that the franchise obviously thinks, at least, something of him. Let’s see how outing #2, and the rest of his season in the minors, goes.

  4. dalelama says:

    So much for “The Next Pettitte”…we are really going to suck this year as my prophecies come true.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Swing and a miss.

      • thenamestsam says:

        C’mon man. Just like Turley, it takes dalelama a little time to round into midseason form. It’s only the first troll of a long, long season. Give the guy a break.

        I still believe in both Turley and dalelama.

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