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  • n. A swing where a batter starts to swing for a ball but stops the swing shortly before the ball reaches home plate.


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  • Gaudin notched strike out, sitting down Mike Nickeas on a check-swing in the dirt for his fourth K.

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  • The first manager ejected Thursday was Maddon, who was angry when first-base umpire Jerry Meals ruled Michael Young held up on a check-swing with two strikes in the fifth.

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  • If you check-swing, to me, that means the pitcher beat the hitter.

    Berkman's check swing

  • As for the last night, the Nationals thought they won before a check-swing call went against them and Lance Berkman delivered a walkoff single for an 8-7 Nationals loss that dropped them back below .500.

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  • The Lance Berkman check-swing in the bottom of the ninth, which was also ruled a no-go, and which would have won the game for the Nats.

    Scott Rolen's check-swing

  • There were plenty of things to look back on -- the early yank for starter Craig Stammen, Capps's continued struggles, and so on -- but you couldn't hardly forget this check-swing, especially after what happened last week in Houston.

    Scott Rolen's check-swing

  • Woody followed that with a check-swing daisy cutter down to John McGraw at third.

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  • After the Rays had gone up 10-0, Hernandez argued with Holbrook after a check-swing by Tampa Bay's Akinori Iwamura was called a ball.

  • Drew, who capped the Game 5 rally with a ninth-inning single, struck out with a check-swing on a 97 mph fastball to end the threat.

  • It was a questionable check-swing call, and plate umpire Tim Timmons appeared to be having a tough night.

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