Definition of righty
: right-hander 2
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Our starting pitcher is a righty.
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The 33-year-old righty was one of the pitchers the Marlins brought in this past offseason in part to fill the void caused by the death of ace Jose Fernandez, who died in a boat crash last September.
The righty pitched 41/3 innings and allowed six runs, all earned, on six hits.
The Phillies, meanwhile, lost their own starter, righty Vince Velasquez, to a right right elbow flexor strain.
Claudio got the next to batters but was lifted with righty-hitter coming.
What a pitcher Bunning was: The six-foot-three righty won 224 games, struck out 2,855 batters (second-most in history on the occasion of Bunning's retirement), and made the all-star team nine times.
KEEP TRYING Marlins righty Edinson Volquez leads the majors in losses going into this start at home against the Phillies.
Junior lefty Matthew Gillis logged two innings, with freshman left-handed pitcher Christopher DeMayo contributing 1.2 scoreless frames and junior righty Jarred Taylor tossing 1.1 innings.
Now the righty is busy gaining a new appreciation for the finesse of pitching.
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: a right-handed person
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