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- n. Plural form of inning.
- n. One side's or individual's turn to bat (from when the first player begins to bat, until the last player is out,) or the runs scored during those timeframes.
- n. The time during which any party is in possession of power; a turn of any kind.
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- n. the batting turn of a cricket player or team
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The term innings also applies to a batsman's individual performance and it is often said that a batsman had an innings (meaning score) of so many runs.
Editor's note: Critics of the Quality Start argue that 3ER in 6 innings is a 4. 50ERA and far from "quality."
Obviously, picking up his innings is something we'll have to do.
I want to make 33 or 34 starts, and 200 innings is a rough goal.
The Cardinals will monitor Wainwright, who led the NL in innings last season with 233, 101 more than 2008.
The rotation, led by right-handers Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, led the NL in innings with 1,003⅔, tied for the league lead in wins with 69 and had the fourth-best NL ERA at 3.66.
He took over the major league lead in innings pitched (159 1-3) and lowered his ERA to 2.82.
The Rays are third in bullpen ERA and their 314 innings is fewer than either Boston or New York relievers have thrown.
Did the Tampa Bay Rays wake up and realize where they were — three innings from the World Series with a 7-0 lead?
Yet, in innings in which those poor-hitting No. 9 hitters led off, teams averaged 0.519 of a run, 0.05 more than when No. 8 hitters led off.
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