Posted May 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Houston manager Bo Porter wanted to make a couple main points in a pregame meeting with right-hander Lucas Harrell. 1. If a player has a concern, he can discuss it with the manager face to face. 2. There's a reason the Astros position their defenders the way they do. Porter said Wednesday he discussed Houston's defensive shifts with Harrell after the pitcher publically expressed frustration with a couple balls that weren't caught in Tuesday night's game . ''Listen, if you have something to say, and you want to voice your opinion, I have a complete open-door policy,''' Porter recalled saying. ''I didn't hear about Lucas' comments until I got to the ballpark.'' The Astros lost 6-2 to the Tigers on Tuesday, and Harrell said he had hoped a go-ahead double by Andy Dirks might have been caught. ''We're trying some new things with our defense, and I thought they worked against me tonight,'' Harrell said a...
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