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wild pitch

A careless statement or action, as in Calling comic books great literature-that's a wild pitch. This term comes from baseball, where it signifies a pitched ball so far off target that the catcher misses it, enabling a base runner to advance. [Mid-1900s]
See also: pitch, wild
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The first releases, "The Wild Pitch Classics" compilation, Chill Rob G's "Ride the Rhythm" and The Coup's "Genocide and Juice," will be re-manufactured in their original packaging and re-released on March 20.
Leadoff hitter Matt Szyk reached on an error with one out in the third and went to second base on a wild pitch.
Garrett Cleavinger relieved Hunter and allowed a walk and then scored Peevyhouse on a wild pitch.
He then gave up two more runs, on a sacrifice fly and wild pitch, to make it 6-4.
The Panthers came back to tie the game in the fourth when Martin scored on a wild pitch, then pulled away when Jeff Goparian scored on a wild pitch and Dan Fish stole home to make it 6-4.
Baird scored on a wild pitch and Britt scored on a groundout before Ryan Inouye hit a solo home run to center that cut the lead to 8-7.
Ellsbury said he had gone from first to third on a wild pitch before in his career - obviously in the minors and college - but never second to home.
The wild pitch put guys on second and third and gave me an opportunity to drive in two instead of one.
Seco's first wild pitch allowed Garcia to score and tie the game 1-1 while Stubblefield went to third.
Tied 5-5 after the regulation six innings, Canyon Springs (12-1) pushed across the go-ahead run when Dennis Banks got aboard on an error and eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Griffin threw a wild pitch that scored Christian Bisson to give the Ems the lead.
2 hitter Joe Diehl got aboard on a catcher's interference play and advanced to second on a wild pitch, no other Canyon player advanced past first, as Northridge right-hander Anthony Losurdo was perfect -- except for Steven Farnworth reaching first on an infield error in the second inning.
Rockies relievers Scott Dohmann and Tom Martin combined to walk five batters - one intentionally - and throw a wild pitch in the seventh inning, forcing in another run to effectively put the game out of reach.