Definition of changeup
: a slow pitch in baseball thrown with the same motion as a fastball in order to deceive the batter
Examples of changeup in a Sentence
The batter struck out on a changeup.
Recent Examples of changeup from the Web
Orioles left-hander Jayson Aquino, up from the minors for a spot start with Chris Tillman away on paternity leave, kept the Brewers off-balance with an excellent changeup during his 5 1/3 innings on the mound.
After that whole system, the biggest changeup is to the controls.
Lowther pitches off his fastball well, increasing the effectiveness of a curveball and changeup that range from fringy to average.
No, neither command nor velocity can explain Cole’s changeup problem.
Has mid-90s fastball, sneaky slider and solid changeup.
The A’s tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh when Davis launched a first-pitch changeup from Nationals starter Tanner Roark (6-2) off the left field foul pole with Jed Lowrie on first base.
Then there was a changeup in the dirt, a swing-and-miss and a throw to first.
He's got three good weapons (fastball, slider, changeup).
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Definition of changeup for English Language Learners
baseball : a slow pitch that is thrown with the same motion as a fastball in order to fool the batter
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