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|Noun||1.||starting pitcher - (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game|
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!"
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
starter - a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning