Examples of pickoff in a Sentence
He made a pickoff throw to third base.
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With Lady Buc Ella Casas batting, an errant throw from the catcher's position to left field on a pickoff attempt at third resulted in the game-tying run crossing the plate.
Gilbert even flashed his quickness with an inning-ending pickoff move in the fifth.
After allowing a one-out walk to Jean Segura and giving him an extra base on an errant pickoff attempt, Smith worked around an ensuing single by inducing a pop-up and a come-backer to the mound.
Leftfielder Enrique Hernández then drove in the tying run with two outs; Astros righty Chris Devenski’s next throw was a pickoff attempt that sailed past second baseman José Altuve—and straight into umpire Laz Diaz’s midsection.
Then, in the eighth inning, Jose Lobaton was called out at first base on an inning-ending pickoff throw from Chicago catcher Willson Contreras after slow-motion replay showed the runner’s leg came off the bag as Anthony Rizzo was tagging him.
Albies singled, moved to third on catcher Matt Wieters’ wild pickoff attempt and scored the go-ahead run on Freddie Freeman’s fly ball to deep left field.
That’s when Chris Devenski’s errant pickoff throw deflected off umpire Laz Díaz, keeping the potential game-winning run from reaching third base.
The Reds already led 3-1 when the Reds center fielder drew a one-out walk, but the chances of adding on seemed to go down when Red Sox reliever Brandon Workman caught Hamilton leaning off second with the last of three straight pickoff attempts.
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Examples of pick off in a Sentence
picked off more passes than any other player in the division
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Definition of pickoff for English Language Learners
baseball : a play in which a runner who is close to a base is tagged out when the pitcher or catcher quickly throws the ball to that base
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