Jayson Werth might still be shaking his head at this pitch
Carlos Villanueva demonstrated exactly why changing speeds is important, with this ridiculous 57-mph lob pitch to Jayson Werth that left him frozen and shaking his head for a solid 5 seconds after the pitch crossed the plate.
Be sure to check out the end of the video, where Villanueva's next pitch hits 85 mph on the radar gun. Also, he's a guy whose fastball tops out at around 91 mph. That's approximately a 34 mph difference between that pitch and his fastball. You won't see many guys who can change speeds better than that.
Here's the video:
And of course, the gif:
Hat tip to TBL