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NEW YORK -- The Mets survived Chipper Jones' final at-bat in Flushing, when he seemed poised to deliver one more torturous blow in the ninth, amid the rare sight of a standing ovation for him by New York fans. Instead he walked to remain hitless in his final series there, but the Atlanta Braves managed to push across a run without him in the 10th inning Sunday. Brian McCann, who picked up Jones' mantle as a Mets killer the past two days, hit a bases-loaded drive to right that resulted in a sacrifice fly, giving Atlanta a 3-2 win and three-game sweep. It was the Braves' fifth consecutive win and moved them within 5 1/2 games of the Washington Nationals in the NL East. Atlanta holds a 5 1/2-game lead on the St. Louis Cardinals for the top NL wild-card spot. "We get hot at the right time," McCann said after also hitting his second home run in as many days. "This is gonna be a scary team." Jones, who went 0-for-7 in his final series in Flushing, sav...
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The New York Mets have given Chipper Jones a piece of artwork to honor the Atlanta star on his final trip to their ballpark.
The Mets paid tribute to the retiring 40-year-old slugger before Friday night's game at Citi Field.
Jones was a longtime Mets nemesis. The 3-D art portrays Shea Stadium, where Jones did most of his damage against the Mets.
Jones says he isn't sure...
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is out of the starting lineup for his last game in New York against the Mets, a bittersweet finish against the team he's tormented throughout his 19 seasons in the major leagues.
Jones says he told manager Fredi Gonzalez on Saturday night that he needed the day off, but now says he's feeling better.
Jones says he'll ''be pleading...
The Chipper Jones farewell tour that has been making its way across the country since the season began is slowly coming to an end. With time running out on the career of the future Hall of Famer there are only a few more road games left for the Braves before the playoffs start, [...]
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is out of the starting lineup for his last game in New York against the Mets, a bittersweet finish against the team he has tormented throughout his 19 seasons in the major leagues.
Jones says he told manager Fredi Gonzalez on Saturday night that he needed the day off but now says he's feeling better.
Jones says he'll ''...
Figures the Braves would provide a storybook ending to Larry Jones' career in New York. And it figures that Larry would only be gracious to a point:
Enjoyed my last experience in the NYC. Thx to the Mets org and the fans for rolling out the red carpet. Sweeps r extra sweet in New york!!
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) September 10, 2012
To those who cheered him when he was...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets fans cheered the loudest for Chipper Jones once he was out of their ballpark for good.
When he took the lineup card to home plate before his last game in Queens, Jones got some scattered applause. When he pinch hit in the ninth, he received cheers in full voice -- along with some boos, of course.
Jones walked, and once a pinch runner came in to replace him...
Chipper Jones and the Braves got the better of the Mets one more time.
Brian McCann homered and drove in the go-ahead run in extra innings to give Atlanta a 3-2 win over the Mets on Sunday in Chipper Jones' final game in New York.
Jones did not start, but manager Fredi Gonzalez sent him out with the lineup card before the game and the retiring Braves star got a warm hand from...
I am a David Wright fan. I’ve been an ardent supporter of the Mets’ third baseman since his first call-up to the big leagues in 2004. I’ve seen him produce some of the greatest offensive seasons in franchise history and I’ve seen him make outstanding defensive plays. I’ve also seen him represent the Mets at the All-Star Game more often that not.
I have never been...
NEW YORK -- The Mets survived Chipper Jones' final at-bat in Flushing, when he seemed poised to deliver one more torturous blow. But all that did was send Jones out of Citi Field hitless in his final series there, before the Braves managed to push across a run without him in the 10th inning Sunday. Brian McCann, who picked up Jones' mantle as a Mets-killer the past two...
We may have just witnessed the farewell tour of Placido Polanco in Major League Baseball, as he was placed on the DL yet again. He certainly didn't garner the same amount of fanfare as Chipper Jones has this year in his final season. Of course Polly hasn't called it a career yet, that's merely speculation on my part. Polly's second tour of duty with the Phillies...