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field a grounder

In baseball, to use one's glove to stop a ball that has been hit on the ground. We'll start practice today by fielding a couple grounders.
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field grounders

tv. to look downward for cigarette or cigar butts. Stink in school unless you want to end up flipping burgers and fielding grounders.
See also: field, grounder
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Carpenter scored on a grounder to second by Kolten Wong, who beat the relay throw to foil a double-play opportunity.
Diaz misplayed the grounder and if we could have gotten at least one out, the situations changes completely.
Zeile hit a grounder on a hit-and-run play that struck Mondesi between first and second base.
Daniel Nava drove in one with a short-hop grounder that was smothered by second baseman Kolten Wong, who had just entered on defense in a double-switch.
Ruiz hit an RBI grounder in the fourth following Victorino's leadoff single, but Crawford's homer on a hanging breaking ball cut the lead to a 3-1 in the bottom half, giving fans a reason to ring those bells.
Then Curt Walker, a .337 hitter that year, led off with a routine grounder between first and second base.
Chicago went ahead 4-1 in the second when Adam Engel beat out a two-out grounder to shortstop, Garcia hit a two-run double that dropped between two outfielders in shallow right and Yoan Moncada followed with an RBI double.
Nelson Cruz had an RBI grounder in the Baltimore fifth that made it 5-5.
Brown doubled again and Cordero committed another error on a grounder by Marra that scored Brown.
It was a matter of time before Al Ain would score and they struck through a brilliant grounder by Gyan in the 60th minute.
On a grounder to first that is fielded inside the baseline, the shortstop should approach second base and square up to the first baseman.
Drew Smyly got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit a grounder up the middle, but it popped out of Iglesias' glove behind second base and everyone was safe.
Francisco Rodriguez allowed a double by Laynce Nix in the ninth, but Jayson Werth grounded out and Rodriguez induced a grounder to second from Adam LaRoche to end the game.
India opened their account when Shivendra deflected a powerful grounder from Sandeep Singh in the 20th minute.
Toshihisa Nishi had a leadoff shot in the opening frame and another run scored on a Takuro Ishii RBI grounder to the pitcher in the second.