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Synonyms for misplay

(baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed

play incorrectly, e

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play wrong or in an unskillful manner

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Two runs scored and when Billingslea erred in misplaying the ball in right field, Jerod Edmundson scored, as well.
Some erstwhile Bermuda cruisers have courted controversy by misplaying their move.
The China card keeps coming up in the permanent poker game of diplomacy, and once again an American administration is wildly misplaying it.
They took advantage of left fielder Cody Ross misplaying Smith's RBI double in the sixth, scored three runs to open a 4-0 edge.
Lester hurt his own cause by misplaying a bunt in the third.