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Split Braves squads take loss, tie

...year with 100 or more losses. The game marked the Astros spring home opener."I like what I've seen so far," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "We are playing great defensively, and I like the way we are running the bases."Jordan Schafer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-02/split-braves-squads-take
MLB suspends umpire, fines others for blown call

...Baseball suspended umpire Fieldin Culbreth for two games on Friday because he was in charge of the crew that allowed Astros manager Bo Porter to improperly switch relievers in the middle of an inning.Culbreth and the rest of his crew ? Brian O'Nora...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-05-10/mlb-suspends-umpire-fine
Chipper Jones shines in last game against Houston Astros

...Astros anymore," Jones said. "It's hard because the Astros were a rival of ours for so long."Jones said the Astros manager Brad Mills "whistled at me and said something from the dugout" and third base coach Dave Clark "came over and said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-08-05/chipper-jones-shines-las
Julio Teheran shines for Braves

...Atlanta's fifth starter, walked three while lowering his ERA to 1.04 in six starts."That's a really good arm," Astros manager Bo Porter said.Teheran also pitched five hitless innings against St. Louis on March 12. He has allowed just seven...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-03-23/julio-teheran-shines-bra
Pena's homer lifts Astros over Braves

...When you look at his career, you see first that he is a true professional and a real leader," first-year Astros manager Bo Porter said. "When you have a guy like (Pena) on your ballclub, it only makes things better. He can lead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-03-02/penas-homer-lifts-astros
Pitcher Ian Snell retires after recent setback

...scratched from his start Tuesday against Baltimore after being diagnosed with mild tendinitis in his right shoulder.Astros manager Brad Mills said Rodriguez would be shut down "for a few days."ATHLETICS: Tests reveal that closer Andrew Bailey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-03-15/pitcher-ian-snell-retire
Baseball | Sports
Braves waste gem

...pitched a great game. I just tried to hit the ball up the middle with the bases loaded. That's what I do best." Astros manager Cecil Cooper was another person happy that Hanson was out of the game. "We probably wouldn't have gotten anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/10/bra_547711.shtml
Braves
Rockies' pair of speedsters lead charge

...With their speed and their ability to get on base, it completely transformed their lineup," former Houston Astros manager Phil Garner said. "The team doesn't have to depend on the long ball to score runs. They allow a manager to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/22/bas_148775.shtml
Baseball
Lidge tries to get past problems from 2006

...Purpura said. "A closer is working on his mechanics when a game is on the line. That's very difficult to do." Astros manager Phil Garner pulled Lidge from the closer role in mid-August after he gave up a tying homer to the Chicago Cubs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/10/bas_119791.shtml
Baseball
Boston closer is shut down

...straining a flexor muscle in the elbow on his pitching arm. He had been scheduled to start Sunday against Philadelphia. Astros manager Phil Garner said Pettitte is scheduled to start Tuesday against Cincinnati, and Wandy Rodriguez (9-9) will pitch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/16/bas_96925.shtml
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