cut fastball


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cut fastball

n. Baseball
A fastball released with most pressure from the tip of the middle finger so that it breaks slightly in the manner of a curve ball as it approaches the plate. Also called cutter.
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He tried to get a cut fastball in on Ortiz, and Ortiz went and got it, driving it down the first base line.
When Blackstone Valley Tech coach Anthony Leonelli first discussed pitching with Dan Avery three years ago, Leonelli didn't believe the then-sophomore could throw a cut fastball.
Here's a warning to future hitters: Bryant is working on a curve and cut fastball to add some diversity to his repertoire.
Weaver might benefit from the addition of Pineiro, who learned a cut fastball from Chris Carpenter during his time in St.
Some of these pitchers are able to throw a cut fastball, which can be effective but probably not as much as a slider.
Hechavarria hammered Lester's very next pitch, a cut fastball, hooking it around the foul screen into the second deck in left for his second career home run.
Loaiza walked consecutive batters in the second inning, struck out Chris Young and then surrendered a three-run homer to Chris Snyder on a cut fastball.
So I needed a curveball and I also wanted to throw a fastball to that side, like a cut fastball.
Lester will be working on two extra days' rest, and the Sox want him to rely less on his cut fastball and more on his conventional fastball and breaking pitches.
Rivera threw a cut fastball in last Wednesday's game that bore in on Kotchman's hands.
Manager Terry Francona thinks Lester has become too reliant on his cut fastball.
A cut fastball kept sliding inside on Kotchman, but he swung anyway and the ball was actually fouled off his left hand.