Found August 17, 2012 on BravesWire:
Chipper_jones_dbfc
Chipper Jones hit homeruns number 11 and 12 Thursday night as Braves won 6-0. Capping a winning series against the San Diego Padres, Chipper Jones and Kris Medlen put on a show for fans at Turner Field Thursday night. Chipper blasted two home runs, his second marking his 2700th career hit, and garnered two curtain calls from thrilled Braves fans. Kris Medlen, content in his place in the rotation, pitched a 5-hit complete game shut out while flashing the leather to maintain that shutout. It was a special night for Atlanta and pulled them within 4 games of the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. Game 1 of the series was the first loss for the Braves since initiating “high sock Monday.” It was another tough loss for rookie Mike Minor who was yet again the victim of poor run support. The Padres only put 3 runs on the board against the rookie, but those runs and a run tacked on against the bullpen was enough to get the win on a night when the Braves put 1 run on the board off of 5 hits...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Chipper Jones on 11 Alive

Thanks, Chipper | Jones' interview with Brenda Wood aired this morning in the 6:00am news hour. Enjoy!

Chipper Jones Walking Away Still Makes Sense, Despite Fans Clamoring for One More Season

Chipper Jones still plans to retire despite his recent tear, and that's a decision that should sit well with baseball fans. Jones' farewell tour is better than any you'll see in the music industry. This season, he's not only been every bit of the future Hall of Famer he's been for 19 years, but he has the Braves primed to make a postseason push. Yet, despite the...

Chipper's big night puts fans on their feet

The last time I wrote about Chipper Jones for doing something other than contributing to the demise of the English language with his "Twitta!" account, he had just gone 5-for-5 and been selected to his final NL All-Star team. He's had plenty of big moments since early July and has continued to amaze Braves fans with his exploits at the grand old age of 40. And when...

Chipper Jones’ Big Night

Atlanta Braves future Hall-of-Fame third baseman, Chipper Jones, should probably reconsider retiring at the end of the season; especially following his performance last night.   Jones homered twice, racking up three RBI, helping his club trounce the San Diego Padres 6-0 in Atlanta.  Jones’ play at the plate, all but over shadowed pitcher, Kris Medlen, who pitched a gem in a complete...

Jones homers twice, Braves win behind Medlen

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones homered twice and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th consecutive game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday night. Jones, who is retiring after the season, hit a two-run homer in the first, then added a towering solo shot over the wall in center in the fifth. It was his first multihomer game in more than three years...

Chipper has big bobblehead night

Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead, and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday. Seizing the moment before a weeknight turnout of 33,157 - more than the previous two nights combined - Jones hit a two-run homer in the first, then added a towering...

Chipper having a glorious farewell, but this is it

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer Chipper Jones still has those glorious moments that every ballplayer cherishes, from a Little Leaguer just starting out to a 40-year-old on the way out. When the Atlanta Braves third baseman had his first two-homer game in more than three years, he was so amped up that he spilled water all over...

Dodgers-Braves Preview

While it may be his farewell season, Chipper Jones is prepared to make his long goodbye last into October. The veteran slugger tries to build on one of his best games of the season Friday night when the Atlanta Braves open a three-game series versus the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The 40-year-old Jones was slowed by injuries earlier this season and has adjusted his workload...

Padres Might’ve Scored If Not For That Medlen Kid

You know how when you turn on the lights in my bedroom, the cockroaches scatter?  Well, maybe you didn’t know.  Okay, say Hodgepadres are the cockroaches and the lights are from any stadium but Petco.  You following the analogy?  Good, let’s add another layer.  Now, I lay my pillow down on my Kinko’s-made, Michael J. Fox Teen Beat pillow case and I’m at peace with the...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix, August 17, 2012: Medlen & Harvey dominate

Every year, some guys come out of nowhere in the second half of the fantasy baseball season and this year that has been Kris Medlen. The former top pitching prospect for Atlanta who has battled injuries in recent years tossed a five-hit shutout with six strikeouts. He showed he is fully healthy with 104 pitches and he should remain in the rotation with the Braves temporarily moving...

Dugout Digest - ending the conversation

The Braves are transitioning to a six man starting rotation today, when they activate Tommy Hanson off of the DL. However, last night's performance from Kris Medlen has really made the conversation about how to knock out of the rotation on August 30th a little silly. Medlen threw a complete game shutout in Atlanta's 6-0 win over the Padres. Not bad for a guy who had...

What You Need to Know: Friday, August 17 by Daniel Rathman

The Thursday Takeaway When Tommy Hanson returns from the disabled list to pitch tonight’s series opener against the Dodgers, he will complete the Braves’ six-man rotation, an approach manager Fredi Gonzalez intends to employ for the rest of the month in an effort to foster both health and competition among his starters. Come September, one member of the sextet will be relegated...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.