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SUBSTITUTE PITCHER [1 record]

Record 1 2011-08-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Baseball and Softball
DEF

A pitcher called during a game to substitute for the starting pitcher or another relief pitcher; a pitcher regularly used as a reliever instead of as a starter.

OBS

Usually, a team has five (5) or six (6) pitchers ready to releive in a game.

OBS

Relief pitchers are classified as 1. "long reliever", "long releif man", "long releif" or "long man": a releif pitcher brought early into the game and expected to pitch for more than half the game; 2. "short releiver" or "short man": a releif pitcher brought late into the game to protect the team's lead; or as 3. "mop-up man": a releif pitcher good at striking out any kind of batter, called in critical situation, often when the bases are loaded.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Baseball et softball
DEF

Lanceur qui en remplace un autre au monticule.

OBS

Dans le cas d'un lanceur, on emploie surtout «lanceur de relève»; dans celui d'un coureur ou d'un frappeur, c'est davantage «coureur suppléant» et «frappeur d'urgence» que l'on emploie, les qualifiants étant plus appropriés aux diverses situations.

Spanish

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