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checked swing

or check swing
n. Baseball
A swing of the bat that is stopped part way in an attempt to avoid swinging at a pitch thought to be out of the strike zone.
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Ross was ejected from a game for the first time in his career when he argued a checked swing in the eighth.
It was with that in mind that Horton was ejected in the eighth inning by first base umpire Travis Katzenmeier, after the UO coach complained from the dugout about a third strike call on a checked swing by Kyle Garlick.
7, when Rodriguez blew a save against the Indians that cost Lackey a win, this time he preserved it, getting Wilson to strike out on a checked swing to end the game.
A checked swing is one of the most difficult calls for an umpire to make, whether it's the home plate umpire or one of the base umps who is asked to make the decision.
Blake admitted that he mocked Gibson's emphatic out call on the appeal of his checked swing.
The first two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning were called third strikes, and the third was a strikeout on a checked swing that third-base umpire Kelly Gonzales ruled was enough of an attempt to complete Arizona's first series victory over OSU since 2007.
Boston pitching coach John Farrell was ejected by Davidson during that at-bat for arguing a checked swing call.
By adding a checked swing, the hitter can distract the catcher even more.
Ledee, who strained his left groin on a checked swing in Monday's game, was walking better after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday but said he still wasn't feeling any better.
But after a visit to the mound from Gedman, Guerrero recovered to strike out Jud Thigpen on a checked swing and Clyde Williams swinging to end the inning, stranding the runners.
And third, they lost another player, this time reserve outfielder Ricky Ledee with a strained left groin he suffered while striking out on a checked swing in the seventh inning.
One checked swing Pedroia remembers vividly happened in Baltimore on Aug.