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Examples of At-Bats

Sentences with the noun At-Bats

25 examples:

Their at-bats were good, the Cubs insisted.
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

Reddick was hitless in his previous 20 at-bats.
(CBC Sports, )

Giving him the most at-bats is a wise side note.
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

Four hits in eight at-bats do not portend a fifth.
(Los Angeles Times - Daily Dish, )

Baltimore's Nolan Reimold has not had a lot of at-bats lately.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Granderson went 0-for-6, and is now hitless in his last 16 at-bats.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Masahiro Tanaka made Adam Jones look silly in his first two at-bats.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Center fielder is batting .185 and has struck out 17 times in 54 at-bats.
(Bill Shaikin in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Wright, 33, is hitting .226 this season, with 55 strikeouts in 137 at-bats.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Matt Kemp is batting .136 this spring. He has struck out nine times in 22 at-bats.
(Dylan Hernandez in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

The outfielders are able to joke about it after they came through with big at-bats.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Logan Forsythe had just 10 RBIs in his first 102 at-bats this season for the Tampa Bay Rays.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The New York Yankees had the second, third and cleanup batters in the order go hitless in 11 at-bats on Thursday.
(UPI - Sports News, )

The Dodgers' offense was built to keep coming at you, with a deep lineup of hitters who know how to grind out at-bats.
(Los Angeles Times - Money & Company, )

Billy Hamilton stepped to the plate in the ninth inning on Tuesday night having struck out in two of his three at-bats.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Wright’s spinal stenosis did not appear to affect his ability to play on Friday, as he hit two solid singles in three at-bats.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Alfonso Soriano continued his hot hitting for the Yankees, who had won five of six coming in, with a pair of singles in four at-bats.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup after sitting out Friday’s game, but he went 0 for 5 and is now hitless in his last 19 at-bats.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Brad Miller had hit only two home runs in 147 at-bats this season, after getting 30 last year, but he came through with a huge one Sunday.
(UPI - Sports News, )

In the final of Angels left-hander Hector Santiago's five at-bats last season, he gleaned a tip that has informed the way he is now approaching his pitching.
(Los Angeles Times - Tennis, )

When he missed five consecutive games for the first time in his life, the best ballplayer on Earth required some time to find his swing again: eight at-bats.
(Los Angeles Times - Tennis, )

Greg Bird, who shined in 157 at-bats last season, will have a procedure to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder after initially injuring it last spring.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Newly trim Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training, and the Philadelphia Phillies tied the New York Yankees -5 Wednesday in their spring training opener.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The Boston Red Sox reduced Mike Trout to a mere mortal Saturday night, holding the hot-hitting Angels center fielder hitless with two strikeouts and a double-play grounder in four at-bats.
(Los Angeles Times - Motor Racing, )

The Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder spent Sunday switching from a Triple-A exhibition game to a Double-A contest on adjacent fields, attempting to reach on bunt singles in all seven at-bats.
(Mark Didtler in CBC Sports, )

Other sentences

72 examples:

But after 100 at-bats, you begin to see clues.
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

Gary Sanchez's at-bats are becoming must-see events.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Aaron Judge's at-bats have become must-watch events.
(USA TODAY Network in USA Today - Sports, )

Cody Bellinger was hitless in 13 World Series at-bats.
(USA TODAY Sports in USA Today - Sports, )

Pujols was hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts.
(Mike DiGiovanna in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

He was hitless in his first six at-bats with three strikeouts.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

A-Rod says he feels strong despite four hitless at-bats in Charleston.
(USA Today - Sports, )

He says Kemp will hit when he gets enough at-bats and repeats his swing.
(Dylan Hernandez in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Patient at-bats and their first hit since the fifth inning put them over the top.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Bumgarner and Arrieta's at-bats against each other could make for a fascinating subplot.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Mike Trout saw nothing but fastballs in two at-bats against Texas ace Yu Darvish on Tuesday.
(Mike DiGiovanna in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Batting only .172 in the exhibition season, Puig opts to get more at-bats at intrasquad game.
(Dylan Hernandez in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

It was the first time teammates homered in their first major league at-bats in the same game.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

He added a two-run homer in the fifth, his fourth home run off Price in seven career at-bats.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Giavotella singled once in four at-bats and was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double.
(Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

Austin and Judge became the fourth and fifth Yankees to ever hit homer in their first career at-bats.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Mark Canha began Tuesday with 12 at-bats, seven of which were strikeouts, and an .083 batting average.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The Dodgers rookie entered the game four for seven in first-inning playoff at-bats, 0 for 23 thereafter.
(Los Angeles Times - All The Rage, )

Bruce was hitless in his last 26 at-bats, including going 0-for-3 on Sunday, before delivering the game-winner.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Manager Joe Girardi says his staff looks “really deep” into the process of at-bats, and not just the results.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

In nine seasons of Major League Baseball and more than 2,500 at-bats, Gregor Blanco had only hit 22 career home runs.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Albert Pujols singles in his first two at-bats, but pops out and flies to left later as the Angels trailed by one run.
(Mike DiGiovanna in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Mike Trout started the season without a hit in eight at-bats and then without an extra-base hit in 20 plate appearances.
(Los Angeles Times - Religion, )

With 21 hits in his last 52 postseason at-bats, Anthony Rizzo would like to think his postseason reputation precedes him.
(USA TODAY Sports in USA Today - Sports, )

Billy Butler drove in a run in three separate at-bats Friday in pacing Kansas City to its third straight win, -2 over Tampa Bay.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Buster Posey struggled in his first few at-bats Saturday night, so he switched to a different bat for his final plate appearance.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier arrived to the clubhouse early Sunday to analyze video of some of his recent at-bats.
(UPI - News, )

Nolan Arenado draws a blueprint for his at-bats before every game -- what pitches to key on, the ideal swings for the right moments.
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has singled for his first major league hit after 66 fruitless at-bats — plus five more in the World Series.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Cameron Rupp homered in his first two at-bats, leading a split squad of Philadelphia Phillies over the Minnesota Twins -2 Wednesday.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The Boston Red Sox outfielder hit two more home runs Wednesday night in his first two at-bats, giving him five homers in his last two games.
(Steven Tzemis in CBC Sports, )

Stephen Vogt drove in three runs during two at-bats in a 10-run fourth inning Wednesday that highlighted Oakland's -3 mauling of Minnesota.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Since the start of 2006, Kendrick's .357 mark (74 for 207) against the Yankees is the best among players with at least 200 at-bats against them.
(Mike DiGiovanna in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Catcher Gary Sanchez, who had two major league at-bats for the Yankees last year and four in May, hopes to get more playing time this time around.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Then, at the drop of a question, he launched into a rhapsodic monologue about the kind of at-bats he has seen from his hitters over the past month.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

The move looked counterintuitive, giving more at-bats to a player stuck in a rotten stretch of hitting, but Roberts felt it could convey a message.
(Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

Michael Conforto, who hit two home runs in his first 10 at-bats, avoided being sent to Class AAA Las Vegas upon Juan Lagares’s return from injury.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Even when his catcher opened the season with 24 straight hitless at-bats, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green had faith in 24-year-old Austin Hedges.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Paul Konerko drove in a run for the White Sox, but stranded runners in his last two at-bats, including a pair with his game-ending flyout in the ninth.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Tim Tebow made what was likely his last spring training game with the New York Mets a memorable one, collecting a pair of hits in three at-bats Wednesday.
(UPI - News, )

Justin Upton homered and Matt Kemp went hitless in three at-bats in their debuts with the San Diego Padres, a -3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Aaron Judge hit a pair of three-run homers in consecutive at-bats Thursday night as the New York Yankees rolled to a -5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
(UPI - News, )

The Rockies' shortstop opened the season batting just .148 over his first eight games and striking out 12 times in 27 at-bats, an ugly 44 percent of the time.
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

The Yankees’ Aaron Judge gestured to the dugout after his two-run homer against the Red Sox on Sunday night ended his slump of 57 at-bats without a home run.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Mark Trumbo homered and had an RBI single in two at-bats, and the Arizona Diamondbacks finished spring training with a -2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Trout among the Angels’ career leaders in at-bats, but you will find him among the leaders in career home runs (sixth), stolen bases (fifth) and walks (sixth).
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

KEY MOMENT: In the second inning, Johnny Giavotella hit the last in a string of five singles in six Angels at-bats to score the Angels' second run of the evening.
(Los Angeles Times - All The Rage, )

For 20 consecutive postseason at-bats, Javier Baez failed to collect a hit, forcing Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon to weigh the value of Baez's value as a defender.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Matt Kemp was hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts before leaving with a mild right hamstring strain, the latest frustration for the struggling All-Star slugger.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Hanley Ramirez, playing with a fractured rib, goes hitless in three at-bats in NLCS Game 5, and the shortstop is barely able to make a throw to first base on a groundout.
(Dylan Hernandez in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Over his last five games, Derek Jeter has two hits in 24 at-bats, including a personal-worst 0-for-7 performance in a 14-inning loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Fan reaction to Rodriguez has been mixed this spring, with a good helping of boos greeting his at-bats — even at Steinbrenner Field, where he has mostly been well received.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Hitless in 13 at-bats, Bellinger doubled home the go-ahead run in a five-run ninth that lifted Los Angeles to a -2 win Saturday night and tied the Series at two games apiece.
(Ronald Blum in CBC Sports, )

The Washington Nationals' offense struggled of late, a slump that included catcher Wilson Ramos, who was hitless in 17 at-bats before he got a single in the ninth inning Monday.
(UPI - News, )

C.J. Wilson has pitched Mike Napoli tough over the years, the Angels left-hander having limited the slugger to six hits, including one home run, in 31 at-bats for a .194 average.
(Mike DiGiovanna in Los Angeles Times - Boxing, )

Albert Pujols was hitless in three at-bats during his spring training debut, and the Los Angeles Angels lost -1 on Sunday to the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

You won’t find Mike Trout among the Angels’ career leaders in at-bats, but you will find him among the leaders in career home runs (sixth), stolen bases (fifth) and walks (sixth).
(The New York Times - Sports, )

Jordy Mercer's confidence never wavered during another lethargic start at the plate, one that saw him ceding at-bats and playing time to Pittsburgh Pirates rookie teammate Jung Ho Kang.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Andrew McCutchen was hitless in two at-bats in his return to the Pirates' lineup, and Steve Pearce homered against his former team to lead the Baltimore Orioles over Pittsburgh -2 Tuesday.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The Yankees added to a season of missed chances when Chris Carter, who had struck out in each of his first four at-bats, crushed a tie-breaking three-run homer against closer David Robertson.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger became the fastest player to 21 home runs in baseball history, connecting in his first two at-bats against New York Mets right-hander Zach Wheeler on Monday night.
(The Associated Press in CBC Sports, )

Josh Reddick broke out of a slump by homering in three consecutive at-bats, Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays -6 on Friday night.
(CBC Sports, )

With 11 hits in 17 at-bats in four games, he has raised his average from .175 to .275. Howie Kendrick, who had three hits and scored three runs, is hitting .425 (17 for 40) in his last nine games.
(Mike DiGiovanna in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

The second half of the season did not begin with a reawakening from Cano, who was hitless in four at-bats as the Yankees beat the Mariners after Rodriguez’s tiebreaking, seventh-inning home run.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Unless they can find a taker for part of his salary, they will have paid $95 million for a total of 161 games, 575 at-bats, 136 hits and 14 homers — and not a single one of them in the postseason.
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

It's more likely for a professional baseball player to hit a home run in 17 straight at-bats than for someone to fill out a perfect bracket (the MLB record is four straight homers, for what it’s worth).
(Cartoon Of The Day, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartoonoftheday/ in Forbes - Business, )

Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox -4 on Friday night.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

A day after manager Dave Roberts chided players for lackluster at-bats, the Dodgers offense erupted in a -1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday to extend the team’s winning streak to 11 games.
(Los Angeles Times - All The Rage, )

Matt Wieters and Manny Machado each were hitless in three at-bats in their first game since their seasons were cut short by injuries last year, and the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Detroit Tigers -4 Wednesday.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The Angels' catcher entered play Thursday without a hit in 21 straight at-bats, dropping his average to .198. 'I've been getting myself out a lot, swinging at a lot of pitches I shouldn't be swinging at,' he says.
(Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves -2 Wednesday.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Matt Kemp waited a long time to hit his first home run of the season — 75 homerless at-bats, plus the two minutes and 29 seconds he spent standing at third base while the umpires reviewed video of his opposite-field blast.
(Dylan Hernandez in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

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