Pitching piece

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(Carp.) the horizontal timber supporting the floor of a platform of a stairway, and against which the stringpieces of the sloping parts are supported.

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As usual, the pitching pieces could fit together snugly or not fit at all, which is pretty much what happened last season when the Sox had to turn to Kason Gabbard, David Pauley, Kyle Snyder, Jason Johnson, Kevin Jarvis and Lenny DiNardo for 33 starts.