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pinch-hit

(pĭnch′hĭt′)
intr.v. pinch-hit, pinch-hit·ting, pinch-hits
1. Baseball To bat in place of a player scheduled to bat, especially when a hit is badly needed.
2. Informal To substitute for another in a time of need.

pinch hit n.
pinch hitter n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinch hitter - (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
batsman, batter, hitter, slugger - (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
second-stringer, substitute, reserve - an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

pinch hitter

noun
Informal. One that takes the place of another:
Informal: fill-in, sub.
Translations

pinch hitter

n (US) → Ersatzspieler(in) m(f); (fig)Ersatz m
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Ricky Ledee, pinch hitting for Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo, was hit by a pitch to force in the tying run.
He had very little experience pinch hitting until two years ago when he was with the New York Mets, and even then he wasn't especially good at it.
If he joins the Dodgers, it would be as a fourth outfielder behind Jayson Werth, Milton Bradley and Shawn Green, but his primary duty would be pinch hitting.
Hitters often contend that pinch hitting is one of the toughest jobs in baseball, and after the difficult first month he spent with the Dodgers, Jason Grabowski won't disagree.