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reliever

ree lee ver

  • n  someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • n  a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    a reliever of anxiety
  • n  a pitcher who does not start the game

  • New York reliever Don Liddle had been brought in to face Wertz but now was being taken out of the game.
  • For it was the game's best reliever, Oakland's Dennis Eckersley, protecting a one-run lead with a runner on against the Dodgers' ailing MVP, Kirk Gibson, who volunteered to pinch .
  • The best-selling over-the-counter pain reliever and its generic copycats are staples in American medicine cabinets.
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  • Terry Francona in International Herald Tribune
    Mariano Rivera may be the greatest reliever of all-time, but he's not a starter,Francona said. "We will treat every player in this game with a lot of respect, certainly knowing that there are Yankees in this game - but other than that I...
  • Carlos Zambrano in ESPN
    I don't like to be a reliever,Zambrano said. "I don't want to be a reliever but this team needs somebody to step up and help out the bullpen."
  • Chuck Tanner in SI.com
    He was the most dominating reliever I ever saw. He looked like he was 10 feet tall,' Tanner said. "I kidded him once and told him he was my Marilyn Monroe. He looked at me and said, 'What?' And I said, 'I know I'm never going to take her...

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