Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/11/14
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Exactly what caused the dugout skirmish between Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson and Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton, no one was saying. The postgame trouble in the dugout made it clear, however, that the Braves still have plenty to play for in the regular season. Johnson made a headfirst dive into first base but was thrown out by shortstop Jimmy Rollins to end the game, then got into a confrontation with Pendleton after the Braves lost to Philadelphia 5-4 Saturday night. Pendleton grabbed Johnson's jersey with two hands and pulled him face-to-face. There were angry words before they were separated. According to reports, the coach was irritated because Johnson threw his helmet in the dugout and it hit Pendleton; ESPN's Tim Kurkjian says such displays have been a pattern with Johnson and that the team is tired of it. But Johnson wouldn't talk about the incident and Pendleton wasn't available. ''Rollins not only made a great play stopping that ball from going into the ...
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