September 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Kris Medlen, 67 game score
Least Valuable Brave: Martin Prado, -.107
Most Valuable Met: Justin Turner, .027
Least Valuable Met: Jenrry Mejia, 40 game score
2nd – (ATL) Freddie Freeman double to put two in scoring position with no outs, .119
2nd – (ATL) David Ross three-run homer for a 3-0 Braves lead, .190
The Braves sent Chipper Jones out in style in his final regular season home game, getting ahead early and allowing the sellout crowd to enjoy its final innings with Chipper without worrying so much about the score.
The win also meant the Braves are 23-0 in Kris Medlen’s last 23 starts, setting a major league record. The previous record was held by Whitey Ford and Carl Hubbell. Here’s to hoping it goes to 24 straight in his next start.
The Braves need to sweep the Pirates, and the Phillies need to sweep the Nationals, for the Braves to remain alive. Washington’s magic number remains at one after losing to the Cardinals.
While it’s not the final game in Atlanta for Chipper, it was a personal good-bye for me as I attended to see him play in person one more time. Watching him disappear into the tunnel following the post-game interview and hugs with his parents is something I will never forget, along with the many, many memories he gave me through the years.