off-speed

off-speed

(ôf′spēd′, ŏf′-)
adj. Sports
Slower than expected: an off-speed pitch; an off-speed backhand.
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As Creamline's Jema Galanza poised to wrap up the set with an off-speed hit, Bermillo and Djakovic both went for the dig, resulting to their collision.
"He wasn't throwing super-fast and his off-speed was recognizable," Nohava said.
Heather Guino-o scored on two perfectly placed off-speed kills that gave FEU a 14-7 lead and Jolina Dela Cruz' final hit sailed way off the out of bounds line giving the Lady Tamaraws the victory.
We're getting confidence too since this is a big victory for us," said Perez, who capped her offensive brilliance with a big defensive stop on Milanovic's off-speed attack for the game-winning point.
His slight timing hitch causes him to inside/out a lot of pitches and has some problems adjusting to off-speed and breaking pitches--extremely avg.
"This was the first time he has used his off-speed pitches more often so that was awesome.
But after showing his fastball early, Darvish went to the off-speed pitches against a lineup known to feast on the hard stuff.
Daskalakis kept defending champ Melissa Sky guessing with power and off-speed serves to win the Women's Pro Singles crown, 25-19.
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.
The configuration of the reservoir, actuator and valve system combine to deliver a lower off-speed and faster response time--resulting in optimum cooling, reduced fan noise and increased fuel efficiency, Horton said.
Don't throw two consecutive off-speed pitches to the same location.