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relief pitcher

n. Baseball
A pitcher who replaces another during a game.

relief pitcher

n
(Baseball) baseball a pitcher who replaces a side's main pitcher during a game. Also called: reliever

relief′ pitch`er


n.
a baseball pitcher brought into a game to replace another pitcher, often in a critical situation.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relief pitcher - a pitcher who does not start the game
finisher, closer - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
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The Cubs were up 3-1 heading into the eighth, but Los Angeles loaded the bases with none out against Chicago relief pitchers Mike Montgomery and Pedro Strop.
Good control and deception," Miller said in explaining how he became one of baseball's premier relief pitchers with the San Francisco Giants and the Baltimore Orioles during the 1960s.
500 after seeing opponents score winning runs in the sixth, the seventh, the eighth and (twice) the ninth innings in just the season's first two weeks, the credit for those losses officially passed around to relief pitchers Lance Carter, Hong-Chih Kuo, Franquelis Osoria and Tim Hamulack.
From a strategic standpoint, the most significant change in the way the game has been played over the last 75 years has been the use of relief pitchers, specifically closers.
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In the process, they likely closed the book on Jeff Weaver's career in Los Angeles while losing Duaner Sanchez, one of their top young relief pitchers.
Pinch hitters, defensive replacements, pinch runners, and relief pitchers contribute much during the course of a season.
The 'DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award' will become the gold standard for relief pitchers and an award our fans can look forward to hearing about every month throughout the season.
It rested the Dodgers' bullpen and enabled Tracy to turn to his relief pitchers as soon as Jackson began faltering.
Seventy-five years after the organization of the Red Stockings, pitchers were still being asked to finish everything they started, and except for an occasional specialist like Firpo Marberry and Wiley Moore, nobody was using relief pitchers on a regular basis.
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There were a lot of great relief pitchers before Eric Gagne and none of them came close to what he has done.