starting pitcher


: the pitcher who is playing at the beginning of the game
The manager removed the starting pitcher in the third inning.

Examples of starting pitcher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Athletics will counter with right-handed starting pitcher Ross Stripling. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 18 May 2024 Annika Rohs and Emma Ritter registered back-to-back singles, chasing SDSU starting pitcher Allie Light from the game. U-T News Services, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2024 The ninth different starting pitcher for the Athletics in the last 13 games, Mitch Spence (3-2) acquitted himself well, giving up just one run in 4 2/3 innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 17 May 2024 May 11, 2024 The Mustangs were propelled to victory by starting pitcher Dasan Hill, who tallied 10 strikeouts. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 May 2024 The Royals dropped to 21-16 as starting pitcher Seth Lugo earned a no-decision. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 Rooker fueled the surge with two home runs in the third, with his first, a two-run shot, coming off Miami starting pitcher Trevor Rogers (0-5) and then a three-run home run later in the inning off reliever Darren McCaughan. Miami Herald, 5 May 2024 Control issues and a sore back limited starting pitcher Joe Boyle to just an inning Sunday as the Athletics fell 12-3 to the Miami Marlins at the Coliseum. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 5 May 2024 The run support was enough for starting pitcher Dane Dunning. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 5 May 2024

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“Starting pitcher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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