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Chipper Jones
Posted by Jeff Erickson at 5/29/2008 11:18:00 AM
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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


Best per-AB hitter in MLB right now with Bonds retired. (per-AB since he doesn't usually get a full slate with injuries)
Posted by schoenke at 5/29/2008 12:38:00 PM
Jones may have a shot at hitting .400 if he gets walked in those situations - the reduced at bats will make it more feasible.
Posted by MPStopa at 5/29/2008 4:39:00 PM
Chipper was hitting .410 going into May and he's actually *improved* his average considerably this month. His current 11-game hitting streak is nice and all, but he's actually reached base (via walk or hit) at least twice in all 11 games. Wonder what the record for THAT kind of streak is.
Posted by kennruby at 5/29/2008 5:59:00 PM
Chipper is a bad he is also a gimp.
Posted by Zenguerrilla at 5/29/2008 8:06:00 PM

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