Set The Table
To get on base so other hitters can score the baserunners
They set the table perfectly for Ramirez to hit that grand slam.
|Table setter||A player who gets on base so other hitters can hit him in|
|Leadoff||First batter in the lineup|
|RBI||Runs batted in|
|Baltimore chop||Baseball hit that takes a large hop over an infielder|
|Bloop||Weakly hit fly ball|
|Texas Leaguer||Weak fly ball hit to the outfield|
|MLB||Major League Baseball|
|Grand slam||A four-run home run|
A baseball phrase that refers to hitters getting on base so other hitters can hit them in to home and score.
When you set the table you put other hitters in a great position to score you and get RBIs. A table setter tries to get on base any way he can, whether it be through a hit, walk, or error, so hitters with more power can score him. Table setters are often leadoff or No. 2 hitters because they can get on base for the No. 3 and 4 hitters, which are usually the best on the team.