pickoff

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pick·off

 (pĭk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. Baseball A play in which a runner is caught off base and is put out by a quick throw, as from the pitcher or catcher.
2. Sports An intercepted pass, especially in football.

pickoff

(ˈpɪkˌɒf)
n
(Baseball) a move in baseball which involves the pitcher throwing the ball to a fielder
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Guys were running, and I didn't really have a good pickoff move.
Once this is accomplished, the pitcher will be ready to practice putting his pickoff move together.
Riley has a deceptive pickoff move that he used to catch five base runners in a Legion playoff game last year.
Remind the runner of (1) game situation, number of outs, the count, and other runners on base throughout the at-bat, (2) baserunning situations such as the quality of the pitcher's pickoff move, (3) taking signals on the base, (4) picking up the third-base coach early on a hit, (5) special situations such as bad footing in the basepaths or outfielders playing in unusual positions, and (5) such basics as: "go on a ground ball, freeze on the line drive, go part way on a fair ball hit in the air, go back to the bag on a foul ball.
Ortiz then created a mess for himself by committing a two-base throwing error on a pickoff move after Damian Rolls' one-out single in the bottom of the inning.
Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the second when Buchholz was called for a balk on a pickoff move to first with runners on the corners and two outs.
After the game Colborn called Perez's pickoff move ``unsophisticated'' and added Perez doesn't work on his move despite requests by the coaching staff to do so.
The "get you" move should be the pitcher's best pickoff move.
last week being one - have had trouble with that silly pickoff move where they fake to third, then turn toward first, something Roger Clemens loved to do.
Left-hander: In your pickoff move to first, bring your stride foot down as close as possible to the 45-degree angle.
It's something I've always tried to take pride in," Beckett said of his defense and pickoff move to first base.