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Homer-happy Phils beat Dodgers

...under pressure last October, earning NLCS and World Series MVP honors. But the left-hander hardly resembled the same pitcher in earning the victory, giving up eight hits and four runs in 5 1-3 innings. It was his first outing since he left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/16/bas_552139.shtml
Baseball
Lerew's second start a big loss

...start. Lerew's hometown of Carlisle, Pa., is only a few hours' drive from Pittsburgh. But Lerew was not the same pitcher the Braves saw in his starting debut last week, when he gave up just two runs in six innings against the San Diego...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/14/bra_128378.shtml
Braves
Detroit adds to Weaver's woes

DETROIT - Jeff Weaver isn't the same pitcher who beat Detroit in the clinching game of the 2006 World Series. Just ask the Tigers. Magglio Ordonez and Brandon Inge homered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/11/bas_128072.shtml
Baseball
Raiders hand Wolfpack 1st loss

...North Forsyth runs. Those extra outs beefed up Greenbrier starter Brandon Cumpton's pitch count, and he wasn't the same pitcher in the seventh inning of a 3-3 game. Cumpton walked the first two hitters of the inning and the Wolfpack's perfect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/24/bas_82687.shtml
Baseball
Classic downer

...said before Chicago played the Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz. "You let them play those same teams and face those same pitchers once they've been together and seen breaking balls and so on. It would be a different game."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/18/bas_70786.shtml
Baseball
Maddux returns to Turner Field with Cubs

...That's a lot of them. There's not much room up there." Maddux, who turns 38 on April 14, certainly isn't the same pitcher he was in his younger days, when he was 89-33 in his first five seasons with the Braves. But he rallied after a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/11/bra_411738.shtml
Braves
New teammates eager to welcome Maddux back to Cubs

...The more the merrier," Wood said. "He would definitely help our ballclub, no question." Maddux may not be the same pitcher he was in his youth, but he's still one of baseball's best. Despite a slow start, he was 16-11 with a 3.96...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/19/bas_405077.shtml
Baseball
Braves acquire ex-Astros ace

...Seattle Mariners and the St. Louis Cardinals also had scouts watching the workout. "(Nethery) said he looked like the same pitcher who pitched for the Astros when he was healthy," Schuerholz said. "He said his stuff looked the same." Reynolds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/11/bra_475541.shtml
Braves
Byrd returns to Braves as established starter

...continued to live in the Atlanta area and took less money to re-sign with the Braves. Certainly, Byrd is not the same pitcher he was during his first incarnation with the Braves. Picked up by Philadelphia, he went 15-11 and made the All-Star...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/26/bra_376808.shtml
Braves
Muscular Pedro arrives early for spring training

...when Martinez went on the disabled list. The Red Sox were in contention when he returned Aug. 26, but he was not the same pitcher who was 7-1 with a 1.44 ERA on Memorial Day. The Red Sox were just 17-26 in their last 43 games, and Martinez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/15/bas_333504.shtml
Baseball