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relief pitcher

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

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


n.
a baseball pitcher brought into a game to replace another pitcher, often in a critical situation.
[1945–50]
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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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From there, the Miners got solid relief pitching to hold the lead, with Benjamin Dum working a scoreless seventh inning, and Chase Cunningham tossing a scoreless eighth in his first-ever professional relief appearance.
In this day and age, I probably would have been out of the game in the sixth inning because relief pitching has taken over."
The team's relief pitching, considered a potential weakness heading into October, were outstanding when it mattered most, combining for a 2.71 ERA throughout a largely stress-free playoffs.
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They went and built it on relief pitching and defense, and were very, very competitive for years," Van Gundy said.
The Rangers were still in the lead when Darvish was replaced in the seventh ending, but the relief pitching was abominable.
The Mustangs, who got 7 2/3 innings of standout relief pitching by Isaiah Luzny, made five errors themselves, leading to four unearned runs for the Challengers, who got a two-run homer by Tanner Cantwell, his first as a Challenger.
The team then got strong relief pitching through the 11th as Ian Strom, Sean Gustin and Josh Desai combined to allow three hits and no runs through 7⅓ innings
Matt Cain is also top class with a 2.79 earned-run average in the regular season, and Giants have a much deeper rotation than the Tigers which gives them more options, as well as superior relief pitching.
Alfredo Aceves (9-1) provided stellar relief pitching after Joba Chamberlain's abbreviated outing, and the streaking Yankees won for the 20th time in 26 games.
An admirer of effective relief pitching, he was also the force behind the "save" rule being introduced in 1966.
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