A Conversation for Baseball Basics
unremarkable: Lurker, OMFC, LPAS Started conversation Jun 8, 2001
a relief pitcher is a pitcher who does not start the game as the pitcher, but is called in during subsequent innings if the previous pitcher is proving ineffective.
the "bullpen" is the area where a relief pitcher warms up, usually located in the outfield. (ie, left or right field)
Dr. Deidrick VonFaustus Posted Jun 10, 2001
Also, it should be noted that there are at least one, if not two or three, relief pitchers who have the special title of 'closer,' whose job it is to come into the game in the final inning(s), when their team is ahead, and do their darndest to make sure they win. Although this is not the only time that a closer is put in the game, it is the most frequent.
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