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Dan Uggla hit his fifth home run of the spring and drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-4 Friday.
Uggla, who hit a career-high 36 homers last season, broke a 4-4 tie with his two-out shot to left field in the fifth.
He also drove in a run in the first on a grounder that scored Martin Prado, who had two triples and drove in two runs.
Mike Minor had his 14-inning scoreless streak snapped when he gave up an unearned run in the first when Daniel Murphy walked and scored when Lucas Duda reached on an error by Prado. The Mets also scored an earned run off Minor in the second when Josh Thole led off with a triple and scored on Vinny Rottino's single.
Mike Baxter drove in two runs for the Mets.
Chipper Jones, who announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the season, had the day off and did not play.
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According to the team's Twitter account, the longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman plans to retire at season's end.
One Met who hasn’t much much of a topic of conversation this spring is Dillon Gee.
The 25-year-old Gee has been a bright spot for a dull Mets team the past couple of seasons, and that’s due to one simple reason — he throws strikes. He reminds me on a modern-day Rick Reed, and that might be just what the Mets need for the lower half of their rotation.
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Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones announced this week that this season will be his last. His last season has not gotten off to the start that he might have been hoping for as he is now scheduled to undergo knee surgery. On Monday, the future Hall of Famer will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
The injury Jones sustained was while the veteran was stretching...
With his 40th birthday approaching, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones announced Thursday he will retire after the season.
Jones, who has spent his entire 18-year career with the Braves, battled a rash of injuries the past several seasons and actually decided to retire in 2010, only to change his mind.
This time, he means it.
The team issued a statement before its spring...
There are a ton of people who write about the Mets and I am happy to say that most of them seem to be good people, too. I guess it is not a huge surprise that the guys at the biggest sites – Cerrone and Baron at MetsBlog and Simon, Kannengeiser, Artus and crew over at Amazin’ Avenue – are top notch. But it seems that no matter what size Mets blog you run across, you will...
The MLB Network will feature the Mets on “30 Clubs in 30 Days” tonight, airing 8:00 PM.
Anthony DiComo weites:
Featured on the show are interviews with David Wright, Johan Santana, Jason Bay, Terry Collins and quite a few others.
In addition, R.A. Dickey gives a tour of the Mets’ facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Daniel Murphy and Tim Teufel demonstrate what they’ve...
Last night on The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum (The Golden Sombrero, Bleacher Report), M.J. Lloyd (Halo Hangout, Off Base Percentage) and I discuss the following show topics:
-Mike’s move to Bleacher Report as a featured writer
-Prospects and players that have been impressive around Spring Training thus far
-Chipper Jones’ retirement announcement
-Would you rather have a player...
It's been hinted at, joked about and rumored...but now it's official. 2012 will be the swansong for Atlanta Braves superstar Chipper Jones.The 39-year-old announced Thursday that this upcoming would be it.So if you're paying attention to the "Chipper Jones Milestone Watch"...dude is at 2615 hits, 526 doubles, 454 home runs and 1561 RBI for his storied career...
Ike Davis and Lucas Duda each hit home runs as the New York Mets' tied the St. Louis Cardinals 6-6 in 10 innings Saturday.
It was the first homer for Davis, who was diagnosed earlier in spring training with what is likely valley fever, which can cause extreme fatigue. Davis hit a three-run shot off Lance Lynn in the first.
Cardinals center fielder John Jay and third baseman...