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The Atlanta Braves had a lot of opportunities to be in position to win Friday night's one-game Wild Card playoff with defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. Read what Jones had to say following the last game of his 19-year MLB career.
Chipper Jones said after Friday night's loss in the one-game National League Wild Card playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals that he didn't think his career would end like this. To say Friday night's game was peculiar would be appropriate.
Atlanta committed uncharacteristic errors at the worst possible time and Kris Medlen lost his first start in 14 starts. To top it off, the Braves left a total of 12 runners on base, putting the tying run at the plate in three consecutive innings without being able to cash in. Perhaps a questionable Infield Fly Rule call applied to a scenario that took place in the outfield had something to do with the Braves not scoring again after the seventh inning.
Either way, here's what Chipper had to say to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after the game about the error he committed, which was one of three by the Braves:
"On my play, I made a good play on the pick got a two seam grip, and it just sailed on me, no other way to explain it. Looking back I realized later on that Beltran had to stop on the line drive, and if I had to do it all over again, I probably would have double clutched and made sure I got a four seam grip and give Uggla a little more time to get to second base, and give myself a better opportunity to make a truer throw. We gave up six runs on six hits, and I don't know how many of them were unearned. But as far as I'm concerned the only one they should have scored was the homer."