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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.
2) Burkett's John Buckley scores on a wild pitch by Schwartz's Tyler Lufkin, who can't handle the throw covering the plate.
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.
Garrett Cleavinger relieved Hunter and allowed a walk and then scored Peevyhouse on a wild pitch.
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.
He then gave up two more runs, on a sacrifice fly and wild pitch, to make it 6-4.
Bennett Chiongbian singled with one out in the sixth and went to third on a double by Matt Beattie before scoring on a wild pitch to get the Spartans within 8-4.
Lewis threw a wild pitch that moved up the runners and then intentionally walked Cunningham to load the bases.
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.
They're the team to beat," said Scot Shields, who took the loss by allowing the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on a wild pitch.
Saugus pitcher Sarah Hooper (6-2, 0-1) allowed five runs - three earned - on eight hits, two walks, two hit batsmen and a wild pitch.
Grilli then threw a wild pitch, and Furcal, back spasms and all, made an ill-advised, headfirst slide into the plate.
Quartz Hill's best threat came in the top of the first, when it had runners at second and third with two outs on two walks, an error and a wild pitch when Hooper struck out junior pitcher Kristin Ware.
The young right-hander wasn't able to make it out of the second inning, surrendering six runs (five earned) on three hits, three walks, a hit batter and a wild pitch over 1 1/3 innings.
The young right-hander couldn't even make it out of the second inning, surrendering six runs on three hits, three walks, a hit batter and a wild pitch over 1 1/3 innings.