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n. Baseball
A pitched ball that sinks sharply as it reaches the plate; a sinker.
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Just as hitters are advised to make the sinkerball pitcher get the ball up, the recommendation in this case is to make Palmer "get the ball down.
For a control pitcher like Dave Roberts who relied on his sinkerball and had only 135 strikeouts (as compared to Seaver's 289, tops in the NL), the erratic fielding surely had a devastating effect.
Being a sinkerball pitcher, you kind of live off whether or not they hit the hole or hit it at your infielders, and they were able to string together a few of those in the holes.
And Troncoso had used his rejuvenated sinkerball, the one that had been so glaringly ineffective during spring training, to record eight groundball outs.
An instructive case from the 1930s was that of the veteran sinkerball pitcher, Elon Chester Hogsett, a reliever for the 1935 World Champion Detroit Tigers.
Passeau, a sinkerball specialist, allowed a single and a walk and nothing else, shutting down the Tigers 3-0 in a masterful performance in Detroit.
BALTIMORE - The momentum the Boston Red Sox brought with them from the West Coast was no match for a rookie with a wicked sinkerball and a torrid fastball.
He used his bread-and-butter sinkerball to record 16 groundball outs, struck out four more and allowed only four balls to be hit into the air -- one of which was Francoeur's shot directly over the 360-foot mark in left.
Javy Lopez said he doesn't like playing at the Trop because he's a sinkerball pitcher and the ball squirts through the infield.
He dominated at times, rediscovering his long-lost sinkerball and using it to record 10 groundball outs over his seven innings.