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pinch hitter

noun as in substitute batter

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Because somehow, after all that, after Báez was booed when he stepped to the plate as a pinch hitter earlier in the afternoon, he was the man running from first base when Marlins left fielder Jorge Alfaro bobbled Michael Conforto’s double.

Despite it being his scheduled day off, Ohtani entered the game as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and Los Angeles trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Manager Dave Martinez didn’t swap Robles out for Soto or another pinch hitter because he had already burned Andrew Stevenson, his last available outfielder, in a double-switch before the top of the eighth.

Since then, Kieboom has pinch-hit twice and García has been a pinch hitter, pinch runner and starting second baseman, appearing in all three games.

Shallots don’t last as long as regular storage onions, meaning if you happen to come into a windfall, consider using them sooner rather than later, including as a pinch hitter.

A pinch hitter named Pickle Smith was announced for Jacksonville.

With the score five to seven against them, Roxley put in a pinch hitter by the name of Bixby.

A pinch hitter was up next, and amid a breathless silence he was watched.

McRae was no longer content to use Joe simply as a pinch hitter.

No clubs would be clamoring for his services as a pinch hitter.

Don't be afraid to put me in as a pinch hitter for this organization.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pinch-hitter, such as: assistant, backup, deputy, double, fill in, and relief.

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