Obviously this term is only used in exceptionally high scoring games.
Metal bat swing edit A long swing that does not protect the inside part of the plate.
I guess he missed over the plate that time and I got my hands inside and barreled it up and it flew out of the park 20 banjo hitter edit A batter who lacks power.This language can also be applied to the specific tools of a player, as in: "He still projects as a plus hitter with jackpot d plus power and plus-plus speed." Or "Verlander came into his rookie season with a plus change-up, a plus curve, and a plus-plus.'I was actually getting into position to cut the ball off Granderson said after the Tigers ' 11-7 loss to the Rays Monday afternoon."A brief history of bullpenning".Unlike in a 1-2-3 inning, batters are permitted to reach base so long as only three batters are faced by the pitcher.Die edit A fly ball is said to die if it travels a shorter distance from home plate than initially expected due to wind or other aerodynamic factors.Also, despite Citizens Bank Park being a National League field, the designated hitter was used in the series.Sometimes this means throwing a brushback pitch to keep the batter from leaning over the plate to reach a pitch on the outer part of the plate.
Strangeglove" 303 304 a reference to the 1964 film,.He would step out of the batter's box, fidget with his gloves, his helmet, his pants.Range edit A fielder's ability to move from his position to field a ball in play.Sometimes the phrase used is that the hitter "keeps his hands inside the baseball and sometimes that the hitter himself "keeps inside the ball" with the strange connotation of a hitter himself being inside of a baseball.3-6-1 double play edit A fairly common double play in which the first baseman fields a batted ball and throws it to the shortstop at second base to retire a runner advancing from first.A pitcher with "good location" not only has command but makes the right choices about where to throw the ball against particular batters.Double up edit When a runner becomes the second out in a double play, he may be said to have been doubled up (or doubled off).Hardball edit Baseball, as opposed to softball.The formal definition of the upper limit of the strike zone is sometimes reduced to "the letters.e., the area of the uniform shirt where the team's name usually appears; or, as some plain-speaking types say, "the nipple line".Patrol edit An outfielder may be said to be "patrolling the outfield" (like a good soldier or police officer patrolling his assigned territory A catcher who keeps runners from stealing bases is said to be good at "patrolling the basepaths".Jack Stallings and Bob Bennett, Eds., Baseball Strategies: Your Guide to the Game within the Game, American Baseball Coaches Association, 2003,." Beltran 's popout tore apart a rally that had shaken the Hall of Fame -bound Rivera, molding a game out of what moments before had been a five-run rout.