pinch hitter

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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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Earlier in the fifth, Russell drew a one-out walk to bring up Willson Contreras, pinch hitting for Quintana.
Thome, pinch hitting for Papelbon, came to the plate first and smashed a 396 foot homer to left field to end the game.
Abdulzai said the target initially appeared tough but it was easily achieved, thanks to some fine pinch hitting by Mirwais Ashraf and Noor Ali Zadran.
When asked what are the basics of pinch hitting and what is needed to be a successful pinch hitter, Greatbatch said: "Picking up the correct length of the ball is very important.