Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/10/14

27 Feb 1998: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs for the fans during a Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals at the Disney Wide World of Sports Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Royals defeated the Braves 3-2. Mandatory
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, savored the odd reaction. "That w...
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