at-bat

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  • noun

Synonyms for at-bat

(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

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They should remain selective and maintain their discipline in producing quality at-bats.
For example, throwing against left-handed spray hitters, I used two three-pitch sequences against over 40 at-bats and did not give up a hit
Napoli had struck out 45 times in his 127 at-bats before Thursday's game, which equates to a 35 percent strikeout rate.
The Dodgers would have no problem turning to backup catcher Sandy Alomar, who has 19 hits in 54 at-bats (.
Bobby Grich holds the Angels' record by reaching base in 12 consecutive at-bats during the 1984 season.
Bobby Grich holds the Angels record by reaching base in 12 consecutive at-bats during the 1984 season.
He had a single and double in consecutive at-bats Wednesday.
217 and did not have a hit in 19 at-bats heading into Saturday.
Napoli has been prone to the strikeout as his 29 in 78 at-bats at Triple-A Salt Lake earlier this season would attest.
323 with two RBIs in 31 at-bats as the Bruins have moved within a game of clinching the Pacific-10 title heading into the final weekend of the regular season.
He had 49 strikeouts in 102 at-bats at Triple-A Salt Lake when he was recalled.
The Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011 with grinders like Brad Marchand, and the Red Sox are in this season's American League Championship Series because many of their hitters are grinders when it comes to at-bats.
But potential is just that, and while Betemit did hit nine home runs in 174 at-bats after the Dodgers acquired him from Atlanta, megahyped prospect Andy La Roche is still being given a chance to beat him out this spring and take away what is expected to be the first everyday starting job of Betemit's career.
So the statistic that really matters is not base hits, but batting average, which is base hits divided by official at-bats.
The catcher has to be zeroed in on all those at-bats as much as he is on his own at-bats.