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Synonyms for pinch-hit

to act as a substitute

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Jesus Guzman, Justin Turner, Matt Adams and Evan Gattis are among the hopefuls who over the last few seasons have excelled at pinch-hitting and in doing so earned more regular playing time.
In his past 28 pinch-hitting appearances, he is 10 for 22 with three doubles, a home run, five RBIs and six walks.
I'm getting into a more balanced position and I quite like the pinch-hitting role anyway.
Burgess faded badly at the age of 40 in his final season of 1967, with only eight pinch-hits in 60 at-bats for the White Sex, reducing his career pinch-hitting average to .
But Kendry Morales, pinch-hitting for Robb Quinlan, struck out.
He anticipated it being day-to-day, but Erstad did not take batting practice and was available only for pinch-hitting duty.
Choi's first career home run in a pinch-hitting role - and his first home run of any kind in almost two months - ultimately proved the difference in the Dodgers' 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals in front of 36,277 at rotting RFK Stadium.
Tracy had been encouraged by Robles' recent at-bats in pinch-hitting situations, particularly the past two, in which Robles led off innings with singles.
Another injury: Dodgers infielder Antonio Perez was available only for pinch-hitting Saturday night against Arizona because of soreness in his left hamstring.
Delivering in a pinch: Paraclete (3-2-1) discovered its pinch-hitting specialist in senior Mark Nemback.
But like Monday, he'll be available for pinch-hitting duty until he's ready to return to the starting lineup.
Werth, who had made one pinch-hitting appearance on opening day before straining an oblique muscle in batting practice before Game 2, had a triumphant return, capping it off with his third major-league homer to lead off the ninth.
Bradley will remain available for pinch-hitting duty but not for playing in the outfield.
Former Dodgers infielder Lenny Harris, baseball's career pinch-hitting leader, announced this week he will retire at the end of the season.
Today, he is in essence a utility infielder and pinch-hitting specialist.