pitch away

pitch away

1. To throw a baseball when ready or at will. Often said as an imperative. We need to see what you're capable of, so pitch away whenever you're ready. He just stood there on the mound pitching away, one ball after another.
2. To discard something by throwing it away from oneself. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pitch" and "away." The bear inspected the empty fast food container, then pitched it away with frustration. He pitched away the empty plate the moment he was finished.
See also: away, pitch

pitch something away

to toss or throw something away. He pitched the broken stick away, and looked around for something stronger. He pitched away the stick.
See also: away, pitch
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Over the years, everything was pitch away, pitch away.
A quick free-kick by keeper Alisson (for which replays showed the ball was moving when he struck it) released Mo Salah to score while Fulham players were still half a pitch away wondering why they were one down not one up.
"The key to this game is the same as at Bolton where we came off the pitch away from home with our fans proud of our performance."
West Ham defender James Collins led two fans on the pitch away while Burnley forward Ashley Barnes tripped another.
Green & Partners have regularly circulated particulars via Shop Property and our inhouse mailing lists with very limited response to date from the A1 market, who do not view Bold Street as a suitable retail destination, given the levels of voids (empty properties) and general shift of pitch away from Bold Street which has occurred in recent years.
remove approx.3~ of concrete sidewalk next to foundation and pour new concrete walk, pitch away from house, hazardous material(asbestos and lead).
"It's different with Liverpool as their (Under-23 and first team train) on two sites and it can be tricky to step over, but at Middlesbrough you're a pitch away. So if there's an injury or a little knock, you're training with them.
It's a goal that will mean so much to local lad Robbie Evans, and you could tell as he wheeled away to celebrate more than half the pitch away, presumably in front of his friends and family.
The Rangers got up on the top step of the dugout as they were a single pitch away from running onto the field and mobbing their pitcher.
Dad used to study the grainy photo as if was the Times crossword and each time I was allowed a go, I was absolutely sure I'd nailed the exact spot which would always turn out to be half a pitch away.
1986 -- The California Angels were one pitch away from their first pennant when they let the Boston Red Sox back into the American League playoffs with an 11-inning 7-6 victory in Game 5.
Unfortunately, it turns out to be a false alarm, and the Moons troop home to find Aleks has given Alfie's pitch away, and Jean and Lily are on the doorstep.
Unfortunately, it turns out to be a false alarm, and the Moons troop home to find that Aleks has given Alfie's pitch away - and Jean and Lily are on the doorstep.
It was about half the size of a football pitch away from the M1."
(1.) Leigh Montville, "They Were Just One Pitch Away," Boston Globe, October 26, 1986.