Baseball's Top Relief Pitchers
A closer in baseball should have both a dominating fastball and nerves of steel. The Sports Zone looks at some of baseball's top relievers.
Relief Pitchers - The Art of the CloseThe job of a closer in baseball is to finish off games and shutdown late inning rallies when his team has the lead. Closers will usually only pitch one or two innings but they are often required to pitch in pressure situations where the score is close and the tying run is on base. A good closing relief pitcher has strong nerves and is able to get a lot of strikeouts and doesn't let batters get on base or put the ball in play. Every time a relief pitcher "closes" a tight game, he is given credit for a save.
Relief Pitchers - Baseball's Best
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