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starting pitcher


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  • n. A pitcher who is usually used to start a game; a member of a team's rotation. Compare relief pitcher.
  • n. A pitcher who is recorded to begin the game.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game


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  • Effectively tailoring his performance around a split-fingered fastball and changeup, Pavano looked every bit the starting pitcher we wished he was for us.

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  • The Red Sox starting pitcher was Tracy Stallard, a tall rookie from Virginia.


  • Handicapping the free-swinging foursome before the 1991 season, broadcaster Jim Kaat said, “There will be a lot of games this season in which, if a starting pitcher has his stuff, he can use the same ball for two or three innings.”

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  • In the first game the Red Sox starting pitcher was Bill Monbouquette, and Bill, who seemed determined to do anything to avoid giving up the record, pitched away from Roger all night.


  • Sean McDermott retired two of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning, closer starting pitcher Mark Sherrod (4-3) took the loss despite throwing seven effectively wild innings.

  • With starting pitcher Brian Duensing looking solid over the first two innings—after allowing a leadoff single to Derek Jeter to start the game, the rookie left-hander set down seven straight Yankees—the Twins put a small dose of fear in the hearts of a sellout crowd and an entire city.

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  • Blackburn on family leave, Twins recall ManshipCLEVELAND - The Minnesota Twins have placed starting pitcher Nick Blackburn on the family medical emergency list and recalled Jeff Manship from Triple-A Rochester to fill in.

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  • The big curveball of Sandy Koufax produced four no-hitters and one of the best six-year runs 1961-1966 a starting pitcher ever had.

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  • Spellbindingly spectacular, he refused to show a set pattern as he became the first starting pitcher since the very first World Series game to strike out ten batters without issuing a single walk.

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  • To that point, the reloaded Red Sox had swung the balance of power in their favor with the off-season acquisitions of starting pitcher Curt Schilling and bullpen closer Keith Foulke.

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