starting pitcher

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Noun1.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
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Nevertheless, the results of Model 4--which includes an indicator variable denoting that a rookie starting pitcher was the organization's top pre-season prospect--fail to find any relationship between prospect ranking and game attendance; while the coefficient is negative for such pitchers in both home and road starts, the magnitude is miniscule and the effect is not statistically significant at any reasonable level.
Even if Boston picks up another frontline starting pitcher before Opening Day, Kelly is in the rotation along with -- for the moment -- Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson.
Boise roughed up Ems starting pitcher Michael Kelly (2-3), who lasted 2 2/3 innings.
Starting pitcher Mario Santiago pitched 4 1/3 solid innings before he had to leave the game with an arm injury but he helped set the tone for Puerto Rico who were facing Japan on short rest.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ( tweets that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo to a five year contract that includes an option year.
Cliff Lee was their outstanding pitcher in the play-offs and has moved to the Seattle Mariners, but the Phillies have replaced him with arguably the best starting pitcher in the game in Roy Halladay.
Starting pitcher Jon Reynolds settled down to allow just two runs over the next four innings while the offence blasted eight runs in the top half of the seventh to pull the score back to 14-11.
He became a major league starting pitcher with the New York Mets.
Current White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease checks in at No.
Starting pitcher CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees (Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
Much of that has to do with the starting pitcher's asking price, which appears to be much higher than what suitors are willing to pay him.
As the Houston Astros outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven exhilarating, exhausting World Series games, it became fair to question whether the term "starting pitcher" was more of a formality than a job description.