checked swing

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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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Consider the list of affronts committed by and foisted upon the Phillies in that inning: The Dodgers scored one run on an excuse-me, check-swing tapper that rolled 50 feet down the third-base line and eluded Maikel Franco's barehanded attempt to stop it.
For instance: Kyle Kasser led off the bottom of the first inning with a check-swing double, the kind of accidental hit that sometimes sparks a rally.
Ryan struck out 16 as he allowed only Ron Kittle's check-swing single in the second inning.
SEPTEMBER 29: The Expos beat the Reds, 7-2, at Montreal in a game delayed by fans who were upset that a check-swing call went against Vladimir Guerrero.
After Oregon coach George Horton was ejected in the top of the eighth inning for arguing a check-swing call, the Trojans added a run in the bottom of the eighth off Garrett Cleavinger.
The closest they came to a hit off the 35-year-old right-hander was actually on a check-swing tapper by Travis d'Arnaud in the second inning.
Daniel Nava hit a one out double, went to third on a check-swing single by Will Middlebrooks and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI grounder.
Jon Higgins hit a check-swing single into left field to bring home Alex Brink with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Sheldon defeated Lebanon 4-2 on Wednesday in Midwestern League baseball at Sheldon High School.
"Check-swing double by Scott the other way, and with two outs and the tie score, a pop up that looks at the time seemingly harmless, looked like Mike just overran it a little bit, didn't get a good read on it, and the ball ends up staying fair for two runs and the difference in the game."
Nathan Horton opened the scoring, finishing off a give-and-go with Dougie Hamilton by pushing a check-swing shot from out front past Lerner at 5:48 of the second.
Greg O'Donnell's check-swing single to right field in the first inning scored Ben O'Donnell, who had doubled.
Framingham (16-6) had runners on first and second with no outs in the seventh, but Murphy induced two pop-ups to shortstop and got the final out on a check-swing grounder to the mound.