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Listed in the accompanying chart are some players who did not fare well in the difficult role as a pinch-hitter.
In the 7th inning, Minnesota did use Steve Brye as a pinch-hitter for Roof and struck out, so this strikeout was still credited to Ryan, as was the actual strikeout of George Mitterwald, who replaced Roof and batted in the 9th inning.
Of course, given how seldom they appear, being a good pinch-hitter in the A.
He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth frame.
That's the hallmark of the "professional" pinch-hitter, a rare breed throughout the game's history, one whose chief and often sole role is to bat in emergencies unlike the more versatile regulars or utility players who are pressed, into such service sporadically.
Kiko Calero came on to strike out pinch-hitter Tim Salmon but gave up a walk to Casey Kotchman.
The Angels' staff blew a five-run lead in the sixth inning and fell to the Minnesota Twins 12-10 in the 10thinning on a walkoff homer from pinch-hitter Michael Cuddyer.
With Dick Clark returning to the helm of ABC's ``New Year's Rockin' Eve'' after recovering from a stroke, it seemed 2004 pinch-hitter Regis Philbin would be partying privately this year.
I have also been just as impressed with his appearances as a pinch-hitter and the approach he has taken with those at-bats.
Scioscia countered with pinch-hitter Jose Molina, who delivered with a two-run single to give the Angels a 6-5 lead.
Pinch-hitter Robb Quinlan singled home Vladimir Guerrero from third base with one out in the 12th to give the Angels the win, ending their four-game losing streak and moving them one game ahead of the A's with 15 games remaining.
In the ninth, Rodriguez retired the side in order, including pinch-hitter Marlon Anderson, who hit the inside- the-park home run against him one night earlier.