starting pitcher

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(baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game

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The Cubs have reportedly requested two younger prospects in return for either of the starting pitchers New York has enough minor league talent to sacrifice in a trade for Garza or Dempster.
A quick look at this conditioning and throwing program shows that in a four-day rotation, a starting pitcher would realistically not be available to pitch in relief on the first day or the third day between starts, but could work an inning or so on the second day.
And Monday's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, upon whose back the Angels have ridden all season, finally broke down with a shoulder injury.
Both starting pitchers pitched well early, as neither team had a hit until Guerrero's infield single with two outs in the fourth inning.
Everything seemed to be going the Red Sox's way until Ortiz was ejected, with the Red Sox holding a 3-1 lead thanks to a solid outing from starting pitcher Matt Clement.
The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly become the front runner to land starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, who has remained unsigned this offseason, a source close to situation reported on Saturday.
But Escobar, who has made just seven starts this season, could be a starting pitcher without a spot in the starting rotation.
ANAHEIM - The notion of John Lackey being the Angels' most reliable starting pitcher once seemed about as absurd as the notion of Jose Molina kick-starting a six-run rally with a leadoff walk.
Where at one time the complete game was a matter of routine for starting pitchers and relievers were viewed as simply not being good enough to start, the game evolved in the 1970s and 1980s to a point where pitchers like Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage and Bruce Sutter were being successfully employed as late-inning specialists.
Rosters based on top two-ranked players at each position, top six starting pitchers, top six relief pitchers and two "wild-card" position players.
No pitcher has led his league in ERA victories and strikeouts since the New York Mets' Dwight Gooden in 1986 For some voters, it is difficult to consider starting pitchers a most valuable player since they take the field just once every five games.
Basically, this means that every Division I or II team is going to need five healthy starting pitchers at all times, while teams engaging in a 40-game slate will require maybe one less.
Last September, when the Angels were in a pennant race, it wasn't unusual to see starting pitchers on the staff lose their turn in the rotation to Bartolo Colon.
All-Star starting pitchers are limited to three innings, but in most cases, they don't go more than two.