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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2016
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) is called up by the San Diego Padres to pitch in the major leagues and must prove herself among the players including team captain, catcher Mike Lawson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Sports

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 21, 2016
    85
    Neither didactic nor smirky, it's a compelling study not only in character but the frenetic nature of celebrity media culture.
  2. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 14, 2016
    80
    Occasionally the dialogue veers toward the kind of TV patter that has a slightly contrived sheen, but so much of the show steers clear of unnecessary exposition that it usually has a streamlined feel, and much of what occurs in the first hour simply flies by.
  3. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Sep 22, 2016
    80
    The pilot about a woman pitcher (Kylie Bunbury) who gets called up to the San Diego Padres is a winning one, and as much about coping with overnight fame and the weight of other people's dreams as it is about baseball.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Lowman
    Sep 19, 2016
    70
    For the most part, Pitch is an engaging drama about a woman negotiating a man's world with the added glitz of big-time sports. Bunbury has the charisma needed for the role.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Sep 22, 2016
    70
    The dialogue is occasionally overripe (“I’ve been ready my whole life”; “You do this for you!”) but for the most part modestly crisp.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Sep 21, 2016
    63
    The first [strike] is that Pitch is virtually surprise-free, save for a twist that feels more like a gimmick, and a dead-end one at that. The other is that while the writers no doubt have more stories to tell, you can't help wondering whether they've already told the most interesting one.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Sep 14, 2016
    10
    Pitch feels phony from the get-go. The characters are caricatures. The premise is ludicrous. And the Big Plot Twist is manipulative, derivative and gob-smackingly stupid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 20, 2016
    10
    It's a great show, good characters, funny jokes, plot twists and an incredible baseball athmosphere, that suits the diehard baseball fan.
    So
    It's a great show, good characters, funny jokes, plot twists and an incredible baseball athmosphere, that suits the diehard baseball fan.
    So far, so very good!
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  2. Oct 13, 2016
    10
    I like the plot and the characters. The writing is good and it was very interesting to find out her dad wasn't at her first game. I'mI like the plot and the characters. The writing is good and it was very interesting to find out her dad wasn't at her first game. I'm definitely in for the season!!! Expand
  3. Duo
    Oct 16, 2016
    10
    I was not expecting very much from a show around the world of baseball... but three episodes in, and this show has enough layers, depth,I was not expecting very much from a show around the world of baseball... but three episodes in, and this show has enough layers, depth, surprises and twists to draw me in and keep me guessing & wanting more.

    Really good scripting and feel to the whole show, the overall production is great and improves with each show. The casting is excellent and the characters feel very real, likeable, and interesting. Go team!
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  4. Sep 23, 2016
    8
    This show grabbed me from the start because of its unique premise and its realism. It's plausible that a very talented woman could work herThis show grabbed me from the start because of its unique premise and its realism. It's plausible that a very talented woman could work her way into the MLB, so it's interesting to see how that might play out. The writing is good and touches on most of the issues that would likely arise. The acting is solid, especially Kylie Bunbury as Ginny Baker. The final twist was a little cheesy. But overall a compelling first episode that makes me want to follow the main character's nascent career and see her do well. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2016
    8
    Great first episode with a twist that I definitely did not see coming. Kylie Bunbury is fantastic as the lead. Mark-Paul Gosselaar is great asGreat first episode with a twist that I definitely did not see coming. Kylie Bunbury is fantastic as the lead. Mark-Paul Gosselaar is great as well. I'm definitely in for the entire season. Expand
  6. Sep 27, 2016
    1
    One and done. While I do find the writing to be okay, I just didn't find the show good enough to continue watching every week. For it to beOne and done. While I do find the writing to be okay, I just didn't find the show good enough to continue watching every week. For it to be more believable that this person was able to make it to THE SHOW you need a women that has as close to if not a better throwing motion. It appears as though they worked with the actress on the motion, but in TV today you need a little more than what was seen. Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2017
    0
    terrible, unless your brainwashed by the feminist propaganda coming from hollywood and the regressive left. Why must everything on T.V. be such sh*t?

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