strike*out the side
1. This is a term used to describe when a pitcher makes all three outs in an inning by striking out all three batters. The strikeouts do not necessarily have to come in consecutive order. When a pitcher strikes out all three batters in order, that is referred to as striking out the side in order.
1. With a runner on second, Smith throws a cutter low and away for a called third strike, striking out the side and ending the inning by himself.
Also Known As:
1. Striking Out The Side