breaking ball

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Noun1.breaking ball - a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batterbreaking ball - a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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Fans booed as Alec Mills walked him in the sixth, throwing a breaking ball on a 3-0 count.
Eoin Cody won possession to the right of goal and his powerful shot was deflected to one side by keeper James Lawlor but it was Shefflin who found himself in open space to crash the breaking ball to the net, giving his side 1-4 to 0-3 lead.
Well, on the first pitch, Devon White got jammed by a breaking ball and hit a ground ball to Fernandez, who threw it home for the force.
The introduction of Joe Bergin and Paddy Murphy at half-time and Sean Ryan's move back to WING-back had a real impact for Offaly as they finally began to win the breaking ball and started to send quality ball into their full-forward line.
"Cody's first pitch was a breaking ball," said Francona.
They were aggressive early, and he was throwing his change-up and breaking ball and then the breaking ball with two strikes getting some strikeouts.
However, he followed up by hitting Dylan Harris with a 2-1 breaking ball that got away.
D'Acampo Her current promotional tour of Europe has seen her enjoy a seven-hour stint in one of Amsterdam's special cafes, twerking with dwarves on a German TV show and appearing naked on a breaking ball in her new video, the only thing that would surprise us is if she kept her clothes on and her tongue firmly in her mouth.
The Dubs game is based on intensity and tomorrow is likely to be the first time that we see their high energy and craving for breaking ball around the middle.
"He's got a 80-84 mile per hour breaking ball that's pretty good."
I then start working a breaking ball that starts in the middle of the plate and breaks outside the zone.
Late last season he remembers controlling the ball badly while on City duty and stretching for the resulting breaking ball, jarring the knee badly.