relief pitcher

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a pitcher who does not start the game

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Montero's blast off Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Blanton-after the Dodgers had knotted the score at 3-3 with two runs in the top of the eighth-was just the third pinch-hit grand slam in post-season history and boosted the Cubs to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.
When I joined the Cardinals, relief pitchers were guys who couldn't make the starting rotation," Miller said.
Very few guys are developed in the minor leagues to be relief pitchers,'' Colletti said.
With foreclosure now a national epidemic and with the foreclosure rate inching upward in various parts of The First State, a diverse group of leaders composed of clergy, employers, union chiefs, nonprofit heads, elected representatives and others symbolically donned Relief Pitchers caps at the conclusion of a series of heartfelt talks in Downtown Wilmington.
I am honored to play a part in an award that will recognize relief pitchers throughout the league that are called upon to deliver in the clutch," added Eckersley.
This should be emphasized by all relief pitchers when throwing in the bullpen.
Rosters based on top two-ranked players at each position, top 6 starting pitchers, top 6 relief pitchers and four "wild-card" position players.
I can't recall any relief pitcher creating such a strong reaction.
Comic Relief Pitchers, an evening of standup comedy featuring Chicago White Sox players, will be held at 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 14 at Riddles Comedy Club in Orland Park.
ANAHEIM - In a trade involving two underused and somewhat dissatisfied relief pitchers, the Angels on Tuesday dealt Scott Schoeneweis, the only left-hander in their bullpen, and Triple-A reliever Doug Nickle to the Chicago White Sox for right-handed reliever Gary Glover and two prospects.
Donnelly got the second-highest number of votes among relief pitchers, his 128 just 13 behind Minnesota's Eddie Guardado.
The Angels' starting pitching woes have forced their relief pitchers into frequent duty, and while most of their relievers are young or have relatively little wear on their arms, they are nonetheless heading into uncharted waters.
Weber, Shields sign contracts: The Angels signed relief pitchers Ben Weber and Scot Shields to one-year contracts.
Fifth among active relief pitchers in saves and the Angels' all-time leader.
184 batting average he held opponents to was second best in the league among relief pitchers and tops on the Angels' staff.