five and fly
 n.— «But the run prevention problems aren’t caused entirely by the bullpen; when starters aren’t able to go six or seven innings, they make the underbelly of the bullpen pitch with the game on the line. Last season, with a deep and effective bullpen, the Indians could win games when their starters went the “five and fly” route. This season, it’s much more problematic if the bullpen has to pitch three or four innings.» —“Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes” by Ryan Let’s Go Tribe (Cleveland, Ohio) May 11, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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