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In August 1945, a former Army pilot with an artificial leg pitched five and a third innings for Washington against Boston. This would turn out to be Bert Shepard’s only major league game, and it remains one of the heartwarming moments in baseball history.
Even a good batsman requires a year or so in test cricket to settle down and play long innings.
When they come here, what we are looking for them to do is step up to the plate, take responsibility and get the big innings, the centuries – or take a lead with the ball.
As an opening batsman, it’s my responsibility to spend as much time in the middle as I can and try and get big scores in the first innings so that we don’t have to bat in the second innings.
I want to be the guy that can go out there and go at least seven, eight innings every time out.
Baseball is a movable conversation across nine innings. It is eye contact with the person seated next to you in a park where the pitcher is separated from the batter by 60 feet, six inches or in a family room where a 60-inch TV screen hangs on the wall.
It’s weird coming into a game in the later innings, in a World Series game.
When you give your team five innings, you don’t really feel good about five innings.
Attempting to predict shoulder and elbow issues due to extensive innings early in a pitchers career is an inexact science.
In my long innings, I have seen many sunrises and many sunsets; many good and bad times.
I have always enjoyed playing as a batsman. In the T20 format, I have been asked to play at six or seven. I have finished a few innings batting first and a few chasing. It feels good and it feels like yes I can do it.
I vividly recall the physical sensation and emotion of playing defense behind my teammates – pitchers dominating opposing lineups, throwing up zero after zero as the innings progressed.
I don’t think it matters too much if you are batting or bowling first on this pitch. The wicket remains the same throughout the 40 overs. There is only the dew factor that probably comes in the second innings.
One of the things you have to deal with is the pressure of expectations. It takes time for people to believe in yourself; to believe you can finish the innings. You try and do it consistently and that’s what you aim to do as a batsman.
Cricketers are made to feel that they are very special. That is okay as long as cricketers realise they are only as good as their last innings.
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
I have had my innings. And in a way I am happy that I came in an era when a lot of attention was paid to different aspects of filmmaking.
There have been a few times in my career when I have been close to tears after completing an innings, but rarely when I am waiting to bat.
In 50over cricket there are different ways of playing. It’s not all about smacking it over the top. It’s important someone bats through the innings. That would be one of the options for me.
I have no desire to be a centenarian. I think 90 is a great time. You’ve had a good innings. You have to deal with the cards that have been dealt, of course, but I don’t think very old age, if you haven’t got your marbles, can be very nice.
Every player needs that one or two innings to get the confidence in whatever format to realise that he’s good enough to be successful in whatever conditions or at whatever level.
It feels good to be able to contribute, eat innings, provide some rest for the bullpen.
I am capable of batting at No. 4, from where I can build an innings. I have performed the role in the past. I have also been coming later down the order and donned the role of a finisher.
When you start off a T20 innings you want someone who is going to be hitting the top of off stump, causing problems and being quite disciplined with the ball.
My pitch count as a general rule was 135. And I knew how many pitches I had when I went to the mound for the last three innings.
I’m proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings.
In my opinion, the best setup guys now have a tougher job than the closers. They pitch more innings, inherit more runners.
I want to be a high-order batter in the one-day stuff, to play some long innings rather than just go in and have a swipe.
I think I rushed and I needed more time with my comeback. I needed more time to get my legs stronger to be able to handle the workload. You can only train for that by pitching innings. You can’t simulate pitching off a mound in a game inside a weight room.
I used to bowl a lot at the death while bowling in the IPL, but it serves as a confidence booster that I can do a lot more with the ball at the start of the innings and at the death.
My job is to be ready, to be ready to pitch, however that is, however many innings that is, I need to be ready for that. I need to go in and do my job.
Like an author, a cricketer signs his name on every innings he bats or bowls in; indeed for every cricket ball that challenges him on the field.
I’ve pitched too many innings and pitched too many years – one game doesn’t make or break my career.
If you bowl well early in the innings, it is also important to finish well.
The cutter has really helped me stay in the game longer and helped me get past the five, six innings a little more consistently.
I’m learning from my past mistakes and trying to correct them as I move forward. Experience at the international level has probably taught me what it takes to probably go out there and get a 100 or to build an innings or to win a game.
My individual role is to take the innings as deep as I can and perform in a way that benefits the team most.
Seven innings, three starts in a row, that’s an improvement for me, and that’s what I want to do: be out there in the game longer.
The game is nine innings. It’s not two, three. It doesn’t matter if it’s the fifth through the seventh or the seventh through the ninth. It’s not two innings – it’s nine.
You can’t have your bullpen throwing three or four innings every night. Just not fair to them.
AI is witnessing an early innings in India. It has a thoughtful government, and India can race ahead if it chooses to.
The Nationals tried hard to recover the lost ground. The final result, however, was the success of the Forest Citys by a score of 29 to 23 in a nine innings game, twice interrupted by rain.
Winning the game is the single most important thing. If you go 0-for-4, but you catch a shutout or a one-run game, and your pitcher goes seven, eight innings, and the closer closes out the game, that’s the ultimate satisfaction for a catcher. Much more than going 4-for-4 and losing.
You’re just trying to go out there and give seven innings. Seven innings, 105 pitches, that’s a good outing.