For a pitcher to be credited with a start they only have to throw the first pitch of the game.
Hit by pitch, base on balls, catcher's interference, passed ball or wild pitch on the third strike
it is always the first pitch
you make pitch by hitting 2 objecs on something to make a different kind of pitch.
In general, if a player is called out, but not due to a fielder touching the ball, then the fielder closest to the ball at that time gets credit for the putout. This includes when a batter bats in an illegal manner -- even when he bats out of order.
Hit by pitch
dropped strike 3, hit by pitch, pinch runner, an illegal pitch with 3 balls on you, catchers interference.
They don't only pitch to left-handed batters; they pitch to both right and left-handed batters, the same way a right-handed pitcher pitches to both.
by hitting a ball round a pitch with a stick!