"Dominant," Snep said of DeLuga's pickoff move
. "Mix that with his actual pitching itself, and (opponents) can't go anywhere, can't do anything."
In a running situation with men on first and third, the base coach should remind the runner to look out for the standard pickoff move
-- the pitcher faking to third and throwing to first to get the runner leaning.
The "get you" move should be the pitcher's best pickoff move
last week being one - have had trouble with that silly pickoff move
where they fake to third, then turn toward first, something Roger Clemens loved to do.
Left-hander: In your pickoff move
to first, bring your stride foot down as close as possible to the 45-degree angle.
"It's something I've always tried to take pride in," Beckett said of his defense and pickoff move
to first base.
Ramos was then caught off first base on a pickoff move
by Quebec starter Kevin Beavers (1-0), and when Tewksbary made a move for home on the play, the throw went from first base to third base to trap Worcester's designated hitter in a rundown, where he was tagged out by catcher Greg Stevens.
Troy Zawadzki led off with a single to center and quickly reached second after squirming his way out of a rundown set in motion by a great pickoff move
So the first day was spent mostly working on basics with catchers blocking balls in the dirt, pitchers working on pickoff moves
, infielders covering bunts, and outfielders tracking down fly balls.
The pitchers practiced fielding bunts and pickoff moves
before the Ems wrapped up the three-hour workout with batting practice.
Boston took its cue from the way the Rays were holding runners and using pickoff moves
, the manager said, and immediately after the game, Joe Maddon dismissed any suggestions that Tampa Bay thought the Sox were trying to embarrass his team.
"I spend a lot of my day, every day, breaking down a pitcher's delivery to home plate and his pickoff moves
to first," he said.