off-speed

off-speed

(ôf′spēd′, ŏf′-)
adj. Sports
Slower than expected: an off-speed pitch; an off-speed backhand.
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They see more breaking balls, more off-speed pitches and they have to get used to that.
Gibbons, a linebacker and running back on the football team, tosses mostly off-speed stuff, trying to induce ground balls and easy infield outs.
Barthel took the first set 7-5 despite an impressive display of guile and tactics from the at-times overpowered Errani, who kept herself in the match with a collection of slices, lobs and off-speed ground stokes that forced the much taller German off the baseline and out of her comfort zone.
And when I have two strikes, I shorten up and look for a fastball and adjust to the off-speed pitch.
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.
What I do, and it's sort of like pitching backward, is use my off-speed stuff to set up my fastball instead of using the fastball to set up my off-speed.
Stavert didn't flinch when Karraker called for the off-speed pitches.
The main thing is now I'm throwing the ball harder with (less off-speed stuff)," Hill said.