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change up

1. verb To alter or switch something, especially from a usual method or proceedings. In this usage, "change it up" is commonly used. I've had this haircut for awhile now, so I think it's time to change it up. You should change up your material so people don't get bored with it.
2. verb To change to a higher gear while driving. You'll probably need to change up once you get on the highway.
3. noun In baseball, a pitch that has a similar wind-up to a fastball but travels much slower. In this usage, the phrase is usually written as one word. If you throw a changeup now, I think you'll get this guy out.
See also: change, up

change up

v.
1. To alter something: The cafeteria changed up the menu after people complained that they were tired of macaroni and cheese. When the other team discovered our strategy, we had to change it up.
2. To switch to a higher gear when driving a motor vehicle: When you accelerate, you have to change up or the car will stall.
See also: change, up
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Still throwing 93 mph after crossing the 100-pitch threshold, Parrish struck out Casey Martin and Mike Goodheart with a pair of wicked changeups.
Unable to fool outfielder AJ Pollock with changeups, Ryu issued a walk.
"In May, I threw about 30 changeups in the bullpen and something just clicked," says Fulmer.
He threw a lot of changeups, curves and our guys were kind of out on their front foot."
Oregon's hitters, used to the power pitching found in the Pac-12, had difficulties handling three straight pitchers who threw quality changeups, including on back-to-back pitches, which Howard admitted caught her off guard at times.
"He threw some pretty good changeups and he won his 10th game.
I'm still bowling that aggressive style, those short balls and changeups in pace as well." The backbone to the Aussie innings was supplied by opener Shane Watson, named man of the match for his 79.
The training tool is capable of throwing fastballs, curves, sliders, splitters, cutters, changeups, and screwballs interchangeably to multiple locations at speeds up to 100 mph.
Here is how he describes Cokie Roberts, who is assigned the role of starting pitcher, "Tossing a classic mix of curveballs and changeups, Roberts can baffle anyone with more than a superficial knowledge of American history.
Threw a lot of changeups that they had trouble with, a lot of changeups.
"I was keeping the ball down and I threw a few changeups, or I got ground balls.
All that offense came with WSV pitcher Maddie Burgess lobbing a healthy diet of enticing changeups.
"Now they're starting to flip me curveballs and changeups, especially first pitch," Buxton explained.
They weren't on the same page because they didn't realize that Clay just wanted to throw more changeups today and less curveballs in the first inning," Valentine said.
"Not just the number of changeups he's throwing or the effectiveness of the changeup, but the stuff you can't really see in terms of his preparation and his reaction to adversity and how he responds to that in between starts.