pickoff

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pick·off

 (pĭk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. Baseball A play in which a runner is caught off base and is put out by a quick throw, as from the pitcher or catcher.
2. Sports An intercepted pass, especially in football.

pickoff

(ˈpɪkˌɒf)
n
(Baseball) a move in baseball which involves the pitcher throwing the ball to a fielder
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"He's got a good pickoff move," Stevenson coach Nick Skala said of DeLuga.
He favored loading up the bench with pinch runners; one of his prized signings was a sprinter who couldn't read a pitcher's pickoff move. And he was a skinflint, a quality that earned him the enmity of his players and that famously drove off star pitcher Catfish Hunter.
He also has a deceptive pickoff move. His father, Ed, was drafted by the Red Sox out of St.
Once this is accomplished, the pitcher will be ready to practice putting his pickoff move together.
He has a good pickoff move. He knows how to help himself.
In recent years, the fake pickoff move to third and throw to first was outlawed, along with the chore of actually throwing four pitches to give an intentional walk.
Riley has a deceptive pickoff move that he used to catch five base runners in a Legion playoff game last year.
In your scenario, even though the first reliever did not throw a pitch, he was "effective" in ending the other team's rally with his pickoff move.
He also shuts down the running game with a nasty pickoff move that leads the team with 11 pickoffs." Ward went 5-2 on the mound with 2 saves.
Remind the runner of (1) game situation, number of outs, the count, and other runners on base throughout the at-bat, (2) baserunning situations such as the quality of the pitcher's pickoff move, (3) taking signals on the base, (4) picking up the third-base coach early on a hit, (5) special situations such as bad footing in the basepaths or outfielders playing in unusual positions, and (5) such basics as: "go on a ground ball, freeze on the line drive, go part way on a fair ball hit in the air, go back to the bag on a foul ball."
"He trusted me, but I leveled with him if I thought the pitcher had a tricky pickoff move and I was going to nave trouble."
Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the second when Buchholz was called for a balk on a pickoff move to first with runners on the corners and two outs.