A slider is a pitch in Baseball that breaks laterally and down. It is not thrown at the velocity that a fastball is thrown at, but its velocity is faster than a curve ball. The break on a slider is not as big as a curve ball. The slider is similar to a cut fastball, but will break more than a cut fastball.
For all practical purposes, any baseball pitch that causes a strike is a good pitch ( bad hitters aside ). The pitch called the slider is a tricky pitch for many hitters. The main objective of a pitcher is to throw a pitch the hitter isn't expecting, and if it's s "strike" great. And, of course even a good hitter can lay wood on a pitch he's not expecting. Given all that, here's a perhaps typical situation. The pitcher is behind on the count, there are runners on base and this out is vital. Being behind on the count can (not always) call for a fastball. And here's where a pitcher with a good slider can take advantage. The best thing in many opinions is that the slider looks like a fastball to the hitter. A batter with a good eye can pick up a curve ball and pick it up early as by the pitcher's motion and the spin of the ball. And, a hanging curve ball anywhere near the strike zone is bad news for the pitcher.
Appearing as a fastball, the slider is deadly. It should spin and move like a real hummer. The surprise is when at the last moment it breaks off. The hitter ( if contact is made) will make contact not where he's expecting to and thus falls prey to the surprise.
A slider is a baseball pitch that breaks, or moves sideways and/or downward as it approaches the catcher. It is harder to catch and hit, and is often used to confuse batters.
It's how one throws it. Same for breaking balls and splitters.
a pitch that a pitcher throws
An off speed pitch is any type of pitch other than a fastball of any kind. In other words, an off speed pitch is any type of pitch that is not thrown with maximum speed. Examples are a curve, a slider, a sinker, a screwball, etc.
A slider turtle is basically like a category of turtles including the Yellow Belly Slider Turtle and the Red Eared Slider turtle.
To the batter the slider properly thrown has the batter thinking he is facing a fastball. This among other things fools the batter and he is not expecting the ball to waver in its flight to home plate. I filled in part of the discussion area to explore this pitch in more depth.
The term "hanging," in reference to any type of pitch, means the pitch just hung out over the plate, giving the batter an excellent chance to hit it. It generally results from the pitcher didn't throw the pitch in the way he intended to throw it, and the ball then just went right over the plate. In that sense, a hanging curveball, a hanging slider, or a hanging screwball are all pretty much the same thing: a pitch that didn't do what the pitcher wanted it to do.
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The slider is a difficult pitch to master. It also requires a developed arm strength. With that in mind, a pitcher must first be willing to practice the pitch many times before its thrown in a real game. Also, because it is hard on the arm, first master the curve ball and the fastball. When all three things are done, a pitcher is ready to use the slider in a real game.
The Red Eared Slider is the most common kind of pet turtle, so I'm guessing that the Red Eared Slider is the best kind of turtle for a pet. People do seem to like it!