This is how much respect Chipper Jones is getting from opposing teams now. From today's game against the Brewers:
- Y. Escobar grounded out to shortstop
- K. Johnson singled to left
- K. Johnson stole second
- C. Jones intentionally walked
Walking a batter with one out in a one-run game in the 5th inning, merely because there's an open base with a runner on? That's positively Bonds-esque, especially when the next hitter is Mark Teixeira. I'm no fan of the intentional walk to begin with, but this one seems especially wimpy.
Of course, it didn't work out so well:
- M. Teixeira homered to deep right, K. Johnson and C. Jones scored