grounder


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  • noun

Synonyms for grounder

(baseball) a hit that travels along the ground

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Kendrick, the Angels outfielder, was playing in the infield in order to throw out any possible score on a grounder.
Brendon Leitao's long range hit the post and went out in the second half and the very next minute Josanto's grounder also hit the post.
With Maddux on third and Lofton on first, Nomar Garciaparra hit a sharp grounder to Mets third baseman David Wright, and Maddux was dead between third and home.
The outfielders drop-step with their left foot and run at a 45-degree angle to catch the fly ball or field the grounder hit to their left.
Izturis had two tough but flawless assists in the fourth inning, including a sharp one-hopper, and twice in the late innings he charged grounders and threw out runners with throws on the run.
Vladimir Guerrero was on second base with one out, but a walk to Mike Napoli and a double-play grounder by Darin Erstad ended it.
Mike Napoli walked but Darin Erstad followed with a game-ending double-play grounder.
But after plunking Matt Holliday on the left wrist to load the bases with one out in the third, Seo got an inning-ending, doubleplay grounder from Brad Hawpe, and the Rockies never seriously threatened again.
Kourtnee Gervasi, whose mother died Tuesday with lung cancer, got the game's first hit, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, then scored when shortstop Chrissie Markham threw the ball away after Tiffanie Wedell's grounder.
Beimel then came on with runners on first and third and one out to face the left-hander Geoff Jenkins, who obliged with a tailor-made doubleplay grounder to second.
But a bloop line drive just over the outstretched glove of Rafael Furcal followed by a slow grounder to Baez that he never quite got control of put runners at first and second.
In addition, Loney hurt his hand fielding a grounder at first and Rafael Furcal was spiked by Andruw Jones as he tagged second on a force out.
White Sox starter Jose Contreras threw the White Sox's fourth consecutive complete game, getting Casey Kotchman on a grounder to first to end it and setting off a celebration on the field, and certainly on Chicago's South Side, which hasn't seen the White Sox in the World Series since 1959.
Jason Giambi and Sheffield followed with singles, but Rodriguez finished it, thanks to Darin Erstad's diving stop of Hideki Matsui's grounder.
Posada took third on the play, then tried to score on Derek Jeter's slow grounder to Chone Figgins at third.