Plates........ meaning "drives in (plates) a run", or "scores (plates) the runner from second base", or "the squeeze play brings home (plates) Patterson from third".
This cutesy term is already a trite expression on the Major League Baseball website, and was used in several captions for short videos of the Washington Ntionals vs. New York Mets game last night. [email protected]
: Zimmerman's single plates third run for Nats is an example.
Walk-off....... Too bad it doesn't replace the equally silly use of "Walk-off". You can have a walk-off home run, walk-off double, and even a walk-off walk (which happened in a Nats-Mets game) when the pitcher issues a walk with the bases loaded. It might make sense if used only when a scoring event ends the game and one team gets to walk off the field with a victory. Alas, baseball writing/announcing is not that simple.
Time to get my popcorn ready for tonight's game. Go NATS....make it six-in-a-row for the road trip!
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