breaking ball


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Synonyms for breaking ball

a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

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On the first pitch, Nagy throws Renteria a breaking ball. Edgar jumps back like it totally fooled him.
When he is forced to launch it long, the Dubs halfforward line and half-back line are lightning quick at pouncing on the breaking ball.
Velocity is very important in breaking balls, but the faster the ball spins the better your ball will break and it will break later.
Takenaka said the plan is ''unusual and a bit surprising...although there are straight-pitch balls that should be delivered, why are they pitching a breaking ball that is little seen?''
"You have to tip your cap to him for being able to put that breaking ball in there.
I was able to throw my breaking ball consistently for strikes.
"He threw his breaking ball for strikes and it's a pretty good breaking ball, so when you do that, you have a chance to win.
Jim McGuinness will plead with them to pounce on every breaking ball and they'll attack with numbers when they do.
Stewart was the hero, gathering up a breaking ball and cleverly shooting it over his shoulder to down Dublin and book Antrim's place in this evening's quarterfinal draw.
strike out on a low breaking ball away that escapes the catcher and allows Griffey to sweep around to second: "That guy is so good that the defense high-fived each other for holding him to two bases on a strike-out!"
This is the moment baseball star Mark McGwire hit a historic home run record- breaking ball.
Looking forward to today's game Martin feels that their breaking ball around the midfield diamond area will be crucial.
"The breaking ball was there, so I was pretty happy about that.
"They were struggling with the breaking ball all day, so it was working for me," Stavert said.
hitter), this can be a four-seam fastball on the corner or a two-seam fastball that tails back on the corner (or a breaking ball).