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Chipper Jones to miss tonight’s game

Sep 21, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

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His belief that the Baseball Gods have forsaken the Braves and his losing a grounder in the lights on Monday notwithstanding, Chipper Jones has been really damn useful lately. In September he’s hitting .309/.372/.529 and has been one of the few bright spots for a skidding Braves team. This kid may make something of himself in this game one day.

But tonight he’s absent.  Jones has gotten leave to be away from the team due to his son having to undergo a surgical procedure.  I would assume it’s not terribly serious because he’s expected to rejoin the team for Friday’s game against the Nationals.

Martin Prado will play third base. The Braves are also without Alex Gonzalez due to a strained right calf, so he’ll be replaced by Jack Wilson at short, giving Atlanta a new look left side of the infield.

  1. bravesman1983 - Sep 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Insert overdone and unoriginal jokes about Jones’ past marital indiscretions here.

    • yankeesfanlen - Sep 21, 2011 at 4:59 PM

      Hope his son is okay.
      Is there someone at Joeprosunlifemacondo stadium with a Phillies t-shirt on?

  2. frenchysplatediscipline - Sep 21, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    our offense may be offensive tonight….

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