work the count
1. This is a term used in baseball to describe when a batter tries to get the count in his favor during an at-bat, in order to get a quality pitch that he can hit hard. The batter must be patient and have a good understanding of the strike zone so that they don’t swing at pitches that otherwise be called “balls”.
1. Jones works the count to two balls and no strikes and is looking forward to a ball in the strike zone on the next pitch.
Sport The Term Is Used
Also Known As:
1. Work The Pitcher