off-speed

off-speed

(ôf′spēd′, ŏf′-)
adj. Sports
Slower than expected: an off-speed pitch; an off-speed backhand.
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She used an off-speed shot to glance the ball on the defense of Adamson for UE's 13-9 lead then she blocked Mylene Paat for the Lady Warriors' 14-11 match point.
His slight timing hitch causes him to inside/out a lot of pitches and has some problems adjusting to off-speed and breaking pitches--extremely avg.
This was the first time he has used his off-speed pitches more often so that was awesome.
But after showing his fastball early, Darvish went to the off-speed pitches against a lineup known to feast on the hard stuff.
Daskalakis kept defending champ Melissa Sky guessing with power and off-speed serves to win the Women's Pro Singles crown, 25-19.
Gibbons, a linebacker and running back on the football team, tosses mostly off-speed stuff, trying to induce ground balls and easy infield outs.
The configuration of the reservoir, actuator and valve system combine to deliver a lower off-speed and faster response time--resulting in optimum cooling, reduced fan noise and increased fuel efficiency, Horton said.
Just a steady mix of off-speed pitches and curve balls,'' Dodgers left fielder Andre Ethier said.
Don't throw two consecutive off-speed pitches to the same location.
But Loit's tricky left-handedgame, which features off-speed strokes and a wicked inside-out forehand,began to click in the second s.
Pushing up the throttles, you notice an off-speed on the starboard side and hear something "different.
By using the camera to play back the recording at the normal rate, the shooter can preview the off-speed effect right on the spot, without the need for a frame rate converter.